Pipsqueak is a smartphone for kids being developed by Yip Yap. They’re currently raising money on Kickstarter for the durable phone, a device that connects to a parent’s smartphone through Bluetooth and makes calls from the parent’s number. Parents can also route calls straight through to the child’s phone, so they feel like they’re getting calls.
While it also functions as a music player, the key trait of this phone is its durability; unlike touchscreen phones, it’s designed to handle being thrown around, being played with, and getting dirty.
Support Pipsqueak on Kickstarter if you want to see it on retail shelves.