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I was sent these CozyPhones kids’ headphones to review. I received no compensation for this post. Post contains affiliate links.
Finding headphones that fit toddlers and young children can be difficult. We have gone through a few different ones. Apollo has used these LilGadgets headphones since last year. While they fit well enough they tend to slide off and now that he is bigger he is complaining they are too small.
We have now had the CozyPhones for two months and I feel like I can give a thorough review.
What We Love About CozyPhones
CozyPhones are comfortable.
CozyPhones are, well, cozy. These are so cozy that while I got these for Apollo, Mordecai keeps sneaking them off into his room. Seriously. He is 15 and uses these every single day. They are hands-down his favorite headphones.
CozyPhones has a tough, flexible braided cord that prevents those annoying tangles.
You know, the ones where you spend half of spring break trying to undo a knot only to have your child tangle them up again three seconds later? This is definitely a bonus.
The CozyPhones cord is long.
At 36-inches your child has plenty of room to move around whether they are using an iPad, gaming device, or watching a movie.
The CozyPhones actually fit.
Because these are headband style, they fit and fit well. Both Apollo (age 8) and Mordecai (age 15) love to use these headphones.
CozyPhones might be too hot in the summer.
While this has not bothered my kids and they have not mentioned it I could see these being too hot in the summer. We live in a temperate climate, so we don’t get extreme weather fluctuations.
On the other hand, these would be perfect for use during outdoor exercise in the winter (I have extremely sensitive ears).
The braided part around our CozyPhones cord has a hole in a spot where the cord is doubled up and the cord it bent in half. This has not affected the function or sound. I plan to snip the thread in to loosen the kinked part. These headphones have been used every single day for two months straight and my kids are hard on things.
CozyPhones Review Conclusion:
Honestly, I was struggling to come up with any cons for this review. We did have the funky issue with the cord, but it has not affected the sound at all and I think that was probably user error (ie: my kids are rough on things) and not a defect in the product itself.
These CozyPhones are comfortable, work well, cute, and have the non-tangle cord.
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How My Four-Year-Old Learned to Read
One day, many years ago, my four-year-old son, Hezekiah approached me with our copy of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. He decided, on his own, that he wanted to learn to read. I agreed, on the spot, to give him his first reading lesson.
He ended up whipping through the first twenty lessons in about half an hour. The very next day we went through the next twenty lessons. That’s right, forty lessons in two days. Within a month of his first reading lesson, Hezekiah was reading
Not my First Four-Year-Old Reader
Hezekiah is not my first four-year-old to learn to read. And interestingly, my other four-year-old reader (against all conventional wisdom) was also a boy.
Judah, Enoch, Adalia, and Tilly circa 2000
Reading Lessons for a Three-Year-Old?
Hezekiah’s older brother, Judah, started begging for reading lessons at age 3 1/2. Well, I was in the midst of teaching 5-year-old Adalia how to read, and not interested in also teaching a three-year-old. Besides, everything I read said in general boys are not “developmentally ready” to learn to read as early as girls. So I kept putting him off. He would not be deterred. He wanted to learn to read and that was it.
Reading Lessons for a Four-Year-Old Boy
When Judah was four years and one month old, I finally gave in. I decided I would start Teach Your Child to Read with him. If and when he lost interest we would put it aside. Much to my surprise, he was reading after his very first lesson. To this day, I have no idea how he learned his letter sounds, but the fact is he was developmentally ready at age four, and when we sat down to learn, he picked it up with almost no effort.
By four and a half, he was reading chapter books. In fact, it was a problem because there are very few chapter books written that are appropriate for four-year-olds, but a kid who can read that well isn’t exactly interested in Dick and Jane.
- Obviously, not all children are ready to read at age 3 or 4. My children were all between 4 and 8 when they learned to read independently.
- We only did the letter part of the lessons and played, “say it fast” and “say it slow”. We never did any of the tracing or practicing writing letters.
- We never made it more than halfway through the book because by then my children were reading idenpendently.
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