My wife has an iPod Touch, too bad it is the 4th gen and it can't get iOS 7. :( Lame. Anyways, my little sister has this iPod Touch and it seems to work out really well. The bigger screen is nice and the colors they have are good for an iPod. If this fits your needs, go for it. My wife uses her iPod as a phone since we have Wifi at home and we live off of my one income. So she can text me and use the Wifi at home without us adding a line to our phone service. Saves a lot of money. :) Good idea for kids, just make sure you keep tabs on them and put restrictions on. Don't let your kids just explore the internet freely. Protect them!