Zazoo Photo Clock For Kids Helps Kids Know When To Wake

Zazoo Photo Clock

Disclosure: Zazoo sent us a photo clock to review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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I have tried many sleep solutions for Emma and Ethan in the past. Most have worked, but the effect eventually wore off because it was mostly just a generic visual yes or no you can get up signal. Both Emma (age 6 1/2) and Ethan (age 5) are into reading (or trying to read) the clock and are fully aware of time. When Zazoo Kids offered to send us a photo clock, I did a little research about their product and found that it was more than just a sleep clock and knew that Ethan would respond well.

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I purposefully tried to set up the clock without reading the directions to see just how intuitive it was… and I had little difficulty. Above you can see the options that are customizable including the clock and alarm settings, photos, music and even video.

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My first mission was to program the photo clock to serve as a sleep timer. Choosing a wake-up and sleep photo was simple. You can choose from a few of the already pre-loaded photos, or customize using your own with a memory card or USB cord.

Customize with your own photos

Parents can personalize the “awake” and “sleep” images so their own child is the star. Just upload personal pictures then select. You can always chose to use the pre-programmed options.

Personalize your Child’s clock with their own name

Now you can download night and day alarm photo images with your child’s name on it!

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Here is the pre-loaded photo screen options. As you can see, there are a couple of daytime photos to choose from and several night time photos.

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After choosing my photo and setting the time, I also programmed the day and night times to trigger the photos. Above you can see that this would mean that Ethan needs to stay in bed. I love that it also shows the time, so he can actually get a feel of “when” in the night it is.

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Children of all ages will love that they can display some of their favorite photos on their photo clock. This makes it more personal and will help encourage them to actually use the clock and not ignore it.

Photo Frame

The ZAZOO Photo Clock frame has a kid-friendly design with an easy to view screen. Kids will love to see themselves in pictures. Upload, view and rotate your favorite photographs of family and friends. A supplied remote control lets you easily navigate the photos.
Features:

  • Photo Viewer
  • 7-inch TFT LCD
  • File formats: JPG, BMP
  • Supports photo rotate
  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in alarm, calendar and clock
  • Resolution: 480 x 234
  • High speed USB 2.0 jack
  • Supports: Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS)

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If you happen to have set schedules where your child needs a wake up call, the Zazoo Photo Clock can do that for you as well!

ALARM CLOCK

Your child can use their photo clock as a traditional clock with an audio alarm. The clock comes with display options that may include the time only or time and date. There are several options for the audio alarm tone including ringing, beeping or waking to music. You can use one of the pre-loaded songs for the alarm tone or wake to any song of your choice by simply pressing a button on the included remote control while listening to that song.

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The Zazoo Photo Clock is a fully customized sleep helper… and a little bit more. For the older child, Zazoo can also be used as a multimedia device.

Kids of all ages love the multi-media features of the ZAZOO Photo Clock.

Listen to music and audio books on your ZAZOO Photo Clock through the speakers or use the headphone jack. Using the included USB you can download to the memory of the photo clock or use the SD or flash card slots to listen to your favorite tunes, listen to an audio book or watch a video. Volume can be adjusted by using the included remote control or the touch panel on the back of the photo clock.

 

Ethan has been using the Zazoo Photo Clock for a couple of weeks now and loves it. Not only does he have a visual clue as to when he is expected to be in bed or can come out, he has a digital clock that tells him what time it is. We haven’t ventured into the “older kid” features like the music player because Ethan has been terribly hard on his electronics lately, but as he gets older I can see him enjoying choosing a song to listen to or choosing a special photo for viewing.

 

Having a device to help your child understand day and night not only allows them to get more sleep, but it also allows mom and dad to catch a few more z’s as well. This helps create healthy sleep patterns for everyone involved! I like that the photo clock goes beyond the visual stimulus and allows personalization and customization. Making the clock “their own” helps connect them with it and makes them want to use it even more.

 

Our only issue we’ve had with the photo clock in the few weeks we’ve been using it is that it seems to function on the same level as our Roku remote. I believe it is the back button on the Roku remote that turns the photo clock off, which at first freaked Ethan out. Once we figured it out, it was no big deal to either manually turn it back on with the power button on the back or find the appreciate button the Roku remote.

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on September 20, 2013.

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Comments

  1. tammy shelton says:

    Your child can wake up & go to sleep with personalized greetings. Simply download their name (it’s just 99 cents) and upload on your ZAZOO. My grandson’s name is available so he’ll LOVE this!

  2. Irma Hernandez says:

    I like the pre-programmed images and it can easily be personalize.
    I know my son would love it.

  3. Carrie Phelps says:

    I really like the ZAZOO Photo Clock – Yellow Fish, the fish are adorable.

  4. nechama says:

    the zazoo photo clock is gr8!!!

  5. rene duckworth says:

    I love that they have so many different patterns and colors! super cute!

  6. Sarah says:

    I LOVE the personalization and the pink is absolutely PERFECT for my daughter!

  7. Jenn says:

    Looks awesome!

  8. Ruby Daniels says:

    I love that you can personilze the good night picture with his name, he will love that.

  9. Jessica James says:

    I love that you can personalize it to your child. My 8 yo and 4 yo share a room and I can customize it with photos of the 2 of them! This is awesome. They would love to win this!

  10. 1955nurse says:

    OMG – I LOVE this! It’s perfect for my Grandkids, & we could add pics of family members that live far away so they would be familiar w/their faces!!! Thanks for the chance…..

  11. Machell Duke says:

    I like the candy clock it would go perfect with my daughters room.

  12. Tabitha P. says:

    I think we’d love the ZAZOO Photo Clock – Candy Stripes.
    It’s not babyish for my 8 year old.

  13. Lisa B. says:

    I learned that you can put your own pictures on it and it also has pre-programmed images!

  14. Kim Jones says:

    I love all this different colors that that clock comes in! It definitely gives you lots of versatility!

  15. Eunice says:

    I really like the candy stripes one!

  16. Julie says:

    I like how you can customize with your own photos my daughter would love that

  17. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the pink with stars design! I love that it can be used as more than just an alarm clock.

  18. nickie says:

    I love that they have so many different patterns and colors

  19. Cindy B says:

    These are seriously cool but the nearest place for me to go and buy one would be almost six hours away… will have to hope I win or find an online retailer. 😀

  20. Amelia Perkins says:

    I had no idea they even made this product- what a wonderful idea!!

  21. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get my daughter the Blue Peace ZAZOO photo clock

  22. Jean says:

    I like the Candy Stripes clock. I could sure use one of these to try and keep my three year old from waking us up at 5 a.m.!

  23. carol says:

    I like the fact that you could put on the name on it

  24. karen b says:

    I like the candy clock and I like the digital photo frame

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  25. Mihaela D. says:

    I love that you can personalize it to your child.

  26. Fawn H says:

    I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock – Blue Peace

  27. Jennie Sanderson ( says:

    I want the little peace sign one, it’s so cute! It’s so nice that you can personalized them

  28. Dulce P says:

    I love this idea! I really could use this with my son who wakes up super early …except for school days!

  29. Dana Sharp says:

    So cool a remote control and pics and downloadable names!

  30. Emeleen says:

    My daughter needs this! She would definitely love this alarm.

  31. I learned its a parent trusted parent approved winner

  32. judy gardner says:

    i like the candy stripped one

  33. JoBeth says:

    I would like to see an owl theme

  34. cari k says:

    I love that it will create healthy sleep patterns

  35. Malia says:

    I like that you can personalize it!

  36. Teri P. says:

    I love that it is a clock and digital photo frame. I also like that it doesn’t look “babyish”. It can stay in the room as the kids get older.

  37. I love the Candy Stripes frame!

  38. Lindsay Sorensen says:

    I like that you can use your own pictures on the clock

  39. Dawn Monroe says:

    I learned that they won the parents approval award in 2011. Id pick they pink stripped clock.

  40. ReggieMann says:

    I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock – Pink Stars

  41. christine jessamine says:

    I love this in Candy stripes!

  42. Jessica says:

    I need this clock…I have tried different ways to make it fun for my kids to know when it’s ok to get out of bed but this seems like it would work a lot better! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock – Blue Peace.

  44. Anne Perry says:

    I love that it plays music and photos I like the blue peace signs

  45. sarah oswald says:

    i like the candy stripes photo clock

  46. heather eg kaufman says:

    I love the owls in tree clock & I like that you can download greetings with your child’s name.

  47. Rhian says:

    I like all the different designs. I think my niece would like the Owls in Tree best!

  48. Megan Parsons says:

    I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock – Yellow Fish

  49. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that the company is located in Chicago, Illinois.

  50. Lisa L says:

    I like that there are several options for the audio alarm tone including ringing, beeping or waking to music

  51. trixx says:

    I like that you can download night and day alarm photo images with your child’s name on it

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