The New York Times once reported that the average teenager sends/receives close to 3,000 texts a month. Do you really want to get the started sooner? If so, check out the Scholastic Text Messengers. They work on a network with up to 24 other units, and provide text message functionality without the hassle of payments or contracts. Like a walkie talkie for text, but with a max range of just 600 feet, they only support messages up 40 characters long. We’re guessing for today’s kids, that will be enough.

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