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These days, kids are surrounded by tech, and most will lean to text before they learn to talk. Ok, we may be exaggerating there, but the point is that your little nippers are a tech-savvy generation who know their megabytes from their megapixels.

But it’s not all fun and games, and your kids will need a mobile for more than just Candy Crush. When the time comes around to pack them off to school, you’ll want to have them in touch at all times for their safety and your peace of mind.

If you're after a phone for your offspring, then it'll have to be sturdy enough to survive playtime and small enough for little hands to get to grips with it. And with a decent camera or two on board, they can start to snap the world around them.

If you’re struggling for inspiration, here’s our pick of the best pint-sized and pocket-friendly phones on the market.

LG K4

For any little ones with a sense of fun, the LG K4 has it covered. Featuring a 4.5 inch display, it’s not too big, while the rear of the device has a stylish textured finish that’s easy to grip. With a simple-to-use 5MP mian camera, and a selfie-friendly front facer, it’s ready for any adventure.

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Samsung Galaxy J1

Perfect for smaller hands is the Samsung Galaxy J1, which houses a 4.3 inch display inside a sleek design. Thanks to rounded edges and a thickness of just 8.9mm it’s neither too heavy or bulky, and with an efficient battery and some cool selfie functions, it’s perfect entertainment for any youngster.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

For the older and more advanced kiddies, why not check out the Xperia M4 Aqua which is perfect for any tearaway. With its waterproof rating it can withstand the rough and tumble of the average day, while the 5 inch HD display is the perfect YouTube distraction for when you need some peace.

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