Best Bluetooth Speakers for Kids iMore 2020
A Bluetooth speaker is a great way for your children to listen to their favorite tunes. Your children can listen to audiobooks, videos, and music with a Bluetooth speaker connected to a smartphone or tablet. For the youngest children, you might like a one that doubles as a soothing nightlight, colors and a playlist of lullabies. As children get older, they might want portability, water resistance, or more sophisticated speakers, with sound quality being of utmost importance. Sometimes the best speaker for your child is just a regular speaker, with a smaller size, lower price, and better durability than the one you might purchase for your own use. If that's the case, our overall pick, Soundcore Mini 2 Outdoor Speaker will be the best choice for your kid.
- Best Overall: Soundcore Mini 2 Outdoor Speaker
- Best Speaker Toy: Echeers Dancing Robot Speaker
- Best Nightlight Speaker: Ilavie Nightlight With Speaker
- Best For Tweens: AOMAIS Emoji Bluetooth Speaker
- Most Portable: Lovely Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker
- Best Luxe Speaker: Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Best Overall: Soundcore Mini 2 Outdoor Speaker
While this isn't strictly a children's Bluetooth speaker, it's a well-priced, fully featured speaker that your teen will appreciate and your younger child will grow into. This small, portable speaker is small enough to fit into a coat pocket and yet it has a big sound. The IPX7 rating means that it's dustproof and waterproof, submersible in one meter (3.3 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Play up to 15 hours of music on a single charge.
You can pair two of these to a single smartphone or device for a true stereo experience. This is a great speaker for parties or trips to the beach. Choose from metallic Red or Black.
- IPX7 Waterproof rating
- Can pair two to one device
- 15-hour playtime
- Not designed for babies and toddlers
Ideal for teens
The best choice for older children, this is a fully-featured speaker that's great for kids and adults alike. With a IPX7 waterproof rating and the ability to pair to two devices, this is a solid pick.
Best Speaker Toy: Echeers Dancing Robot Speaker
This adorable little guy is made to boogie. Delight your child with a robot that will dance to his or her favorite tunes. Two motors in each leg with 360 degrees of movement make for a variety of dance moves to entertain for hours. You'll get two hours of play from a single charge. You cannot use it while charging.
You can use Echeers Dancing Robot Speaker to play music, audiobooks, or anything you like. Every dance routine is unique, even if you replay the same audio file. Choose from three colors: Blue, Red, or Living Coral.
- Toy and speaker in one
- Fun for kids
- Dances to the music
- Not water resistant
- Cannot use while chargin
Best Speaker Toy
Super tech toy
This fun STEM toy companion will play your child's favorite tunes while dancing to the beat. Great for young kids with two hours of play on a single charge.
Best Nightlight Speaker: Ilavie Nightlight With Speaker
A nightlight and speaker in one is a perfect choice for babies and toddlers. They can fall asleep to their favorite soothing lullabies with soft glow of this nightlight speaker. The nighlight rotates through nine different glowing colors, and you can choose the pattern.
It has a built-in 1200mAH lithium battery and comes with a USB charger. You'll get four to six hours of play from a single charge; you can also use it while it's charging. A soft silicone cover keeps the electronic portions protected from little hands, and it can be removed for cleaning. Choose from the adorable Owl seen here, or the equally cute Bear or Rabbit.
- Glows with colorful lights
- Can use while charging
- Soft silicone cover
- Not waterproof
Best Nightlight Speaker
Help your little one fall asleep listening to lullabies by the soft glow of this nightlight speaker. With nine different colors and different patterns, this delightful nightlight is a perfect choice.
Best For Tweens: AOMAIS Emoji Bluetooth Speaker
Once your child is past the toddler years, a speaker like this will be that perfect in-between speaker. Frankly, I think it's adorable and I'd use it myself in adulthood as well. You can choose from several different emoji styles: Heart (heart-eye face shown in the photo,) Eye (a face with an eye-rolling expression,) Smile (smiley face,) or just go with the plain non-emoji Turquoise if you prefer.
It's a portable Bluetooth speaker with a carabiner clip. You can purchase two and connect them to a single device for a true stereo experience. It is IPX4 rated, which means it's water-resistant but it's not submersible. It has a 3.5mm audio jack so you can also use it as a regular speaker if you're pairing it with a non-Bluetooth device. It does have a microphone so you can take calls on it and use it a speakerphone when paired to your smartphone.
- Fun emoji style (or not)
- IPX4 Water-resistant rating
- Can connect two for stereo sound
- Not submersible
Best For Tweens
Cute and fun
If your tween loves to text, he or she will surely love this emoji-styled portable Bluetooth speaker. Double up these speakers for great stereo sound.
Most Portable: Lovely Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker
This kid-friendly little speaker measures just 1.77-inch-by-1.96-inch so it will easily fit into your pocket or bag. You'll get four hours of playtime from a single charge. It also acts as a camera remote and as a speakerphone. It has a magnet on the back, so stick it on your fridge for mealtime entertainment. You can pair two of these to a single device for true stereo sound.
While it does look like a child's toy, it's not for very young children. Note that it is not water resistant and it's not made for rough treatment.
- Less than two inches in diameter
- Can use two for stereo sound
- Works as a camera remote
- Use as speakerphone
- Not waterproof
- Not indestructible
Tiny but powerful
Pop this cutie into your pocket or bag for hours of audio entertainment. Small, portable and pairable with another for twice the sound.
Best Luxe Speaker: Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Obviously, this one isn't appropriate for young children, but if you're looking for a high-quality speaker that will take your teen into adulthood, this is an elegant yet durable option. It would be a great graduation gift that any teen would love to own. Bose is known for excellent sound and quality.
It is waterproof, with a rating of IPX7, meaning it's submersible up to one meter (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes. It has a silicone strap to make it easier to tote around. Get up to six hours of play time on a single charge. You can access Siri or Google Assistant with the touch of a button. Use it as a speakerphone when connected to a smartphone. Connect two of these speakers to a single device for stereo sound. Choose from Bright Orange, Black, or Dark Blue.
- Outstanding sound quality
- IPX7 Waterproof rating
- Connect two for stereo sound
- Access Siri or Google Assistant
Best Luxe Speaker
For older kids only
The perfect gift for a teenager, this is the speaker any teen or adult would be proud to own. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, pair two for complete stereo souhnd.
Which Bluetooth speaker you choose for your child depends on your child's age and how the speaker is likely to be used. For a baby or toddler, the Ilavie Nightlight With Speaker is your best bet. The soothing patterns of colorful light along with the lullaby playlist from your device can help your little one sleep. It's designed to be toted around by little ones, with a soft child-safe silicone cover. As your child grows, the ultra-portable Lovely Pet Mini Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for tossing into your pocket or bag so your child can listen to his or her favorite books and tunes anywhere.
For tweens, I just love the AOMAIS Emoji Bluetooth Speaker. If the funny emoji face is a bit twee for your own child, it also comes in a plain non-emoji style. For teens, the overall favorite is the well-priced Soundcore Mini 2 Outdoor Speaker. It's waterproof and has a playing time of up to 15 hours on a single charge.
Karen S. Freeman Karen is a writer for iMore and has reviewed hundreds of tech accessories over the better part of the last decade. Karen is also a teacher, nerd, and enthusiastic world traveler. Find her on Twitter @KarenSFreeman.
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