Is 5 years old too young for an MP4 player?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. mathair profile image66
    mathairposted 7 years ago

    Is 5 years old too young for an MP4 player?

  2. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 7 years ago

    What are your concerns with letting children have a player? That they would break it? I can't immediately think of a reason why it would be a bad idea.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    As long as you can limit the volume so it is not harmful  I guess it's okay.

  4. Karle profile image61
    Karleposted 7 years ago

    It always depends on how responsible this child is with personal belongings. If you feel they are responsible enough to have an item worth a good amount of money than go for it. If you feel they may break it or loose it than why not make them a CD with their favorite music on it. I know it is not as exciting as an MP4 player, but at least if it gets broken you only loose a few cents and not hundreds of dollars.

  5. JEDIJESSICUH profile image74
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 7 years ago

    I can't see why a five year old would need one, to be honest. I'll get my son a radio at that age, perhaps, because that's what I had, but why buy an expensive piece of equipment that he could break at age five? It just doesn't make sense to me. I think that's too young.

    I absolutely refuse to get my son any big electronic devices (computers, cell phone, etc.) until he's at least ten, probably not until he enters junior high. It just screams "spoiling" to me.

  6. profile image0
    sestasikposted 7 years ago

    My sister bought my son an inexpensive MP3 player when he was six. She got it for Christmas and loaded it up with all his favorite songs and a few that she thought he might like. Since it wasn't that expensive, it wouldn't have been a huge deal if it broke. But the rule was he could have it around the house or in the car, but couldn't take it with him to friend's houses or, obviously, school.

    It was a great way to introduce him to music. My husband would change out some of the songs or load new music once a week or so. My son could pick out new music for purchase as a reward for things.

    I think the appropriateness of the age has everything to do with how involved adults would like to be.

Closed to reply

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)