Given the importance of music in our daily lives, it’s no surprise that parents use music to express joy, and to entertain or calm their children. Researchers have proved that exposure to music from early childhood helps children to speak more clearly, develop a larger vocabulary, and strengthen emotional and social skills.

HARMAN knows the love for music can begin at any age, which is why we’ve proudly designed durable headphones and portable speakers specifically for children. With Parents’ Day around the corner on July 28, we are reminded of our safe and lightweight audio products that deliver legendary JBL sound for today’s youngest music fans.

JBL Jr Poo

Earlier this year at CES 2019, HARMAN debuted our colorful JBL JR line with the release of JBL JR POP, the brand’s pocket-sized, kid-friendly Bluetooth speaker. Packed with a rechargeable battery offering up to 5 hours of playtime, the ultra-portable speaker delivers superior JBL signature sound and is built to handle the playground with ease. Parents also don’t need to worry about their children bringing the JBL JR POP to the beach or pool since the smart speakers are both durable and IPX7 waterproof-rated, so it can withstand even the biggest water fight!

Other admired features include the JBL JR POP’s perfect size, tailored to fit in little hands. And if there was ever a need to match your child’s light-up sneakers, the vibrant speakers have a multi-color lighting mode that illuminates when it is playing, making it easy for any kid to express their own personal style. To top it off, the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) recognized the speaker shortly after its inception.  Receiving this prestigious accolade from NAPPA, a prestigious awards program for parents seeking the best products for their children and families, further supports why the JBL JR POP will be an instant hit in any music-loving family.


Parents also have the shining opportunity to encourage their child to enjoy music from a young age without fear of hearing damage with the JBL JR 300 Kids On-Ear Headphones. There are no volume controls on the JBL JR 300 because they feature JBL Safe Sound technology. Volume is always limited to 85dB, allowing parents not to worry about damage to their little one’s ears. Available in two fun colors, making these headphones easy to locate – kids have the freedom to customize them with the included sticker set. Safe for music lovers of any age, the headphones soft, foldable design make these on-ear headphones a great choice for young music fans anywhere.

There is no downside to bringing children and music together when there are kid-friendly audio products available on the market. From the pure pleasure of listening to soothing sounds and rhythmic harmonies, and gaining new language and social skills, to inspiring tomorrow’s music sensations, music can enrich the lives of children and the people who care for them. JBL’s JR line feature kid-friendly products that are durable, safe, lightweight and customizable, giving parents peace of mind when their little music lover is jamming out.