The Apple iPad is by far the most favorite tablet of all time. This device has captured our hearts and is a staple in many households. However, the iPad is not the only tablet out there that will draw the attention of your tech-savvy kids. There are numerous tablets on the market that are not only affordable, but kid friendly. If you’re having problems getting your tablet back from your kids, or you’re tired of listening to them beg for their own, check out the list below for other devices to consider.
The Amazon Fire Kids Edition comes with a durable child-proof case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. It also comes with a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited all at a very affordable price. One of the biggest draws to Amazon Fire is FreeTime, which offers over 10,000 books, videos, and educational apps and games which are chosen for age-appropriateness. Amazon worked with Common Sense Media to check out these sites and videos to make sure they are safe for your kids. This tablet comes in green, blue, and pink.
The LeapPad3 is an improvement on earlier models including a far more responsive touch screen and chargeable battery instead of double A’s. Its sturdy build and easy-to-use apps make this a great option for kids in the suggested age range of 3-9. This tablet comes with 10 pre-loaded apps all of which guide your child with audio instructions. It also has a 2 MP camera so kids can experiment with the camera application. LeapFrog’s tablet not only offers educational entertainment kids enjoy but also an impressive 6 hour battery life to keep them busy when necessary.
The LeapPad Platinum is the latest and greatest from LeapFrog. Though the age range is the same as the aforementioned LeapPad3, this might be a better option for older children mainly due to the larger screen. Not only is the screen larger, the resolution has improved.The LeapPad Platinum still comes with 10 preloaded apps but it additionally has 6 imagicards read for your child. LeapFrog has expanded the memory to 8GB in this tablet and increased video quality to 480p.
This one is for the little guys (and girls). The Nabi Jr. has an ultra kid-proof outer case for all those drops and accidents. Its super simplified interface is perfect for your Pre-K toddler or your kindergartner. With over 30 pre-installed apps and a rotating camera, your little one will have plenty of safe fun with the Nabi Jr. Speaking of safe, the Nabi Jr. keeps the parent in control of the content available for their children to view. The 5 inch screen and 800×480 resolution is a great fit for small hands and big imaginations.
The iPad Mini definitely isn’t cheap, but you can’t beat the quality and app support. I wouldn’t recommend it for smaller kids who can let it easily slip from their hands, but it would work for older kids who show more responsibility. You can access over 1 million apps, and it includes a 5-megapixel camera. There are numerous parental features that make the iPad Mini more suitable to purchase for your kids. If you are an iPhone owner and have already purchased games and apps, you can easily download those on this tablet at no additional cost.
This tablet is everything you might look for in a kid’s tablet. You can keep your kids safe with Kurio Genius Advance parental controls and keep the tablet safe thanks to its durable bumper case. This is the only tablet for kids kids designed with motion play. Kids can choose from a variety of activities from rafting to skiing and interact through movement. Not only is it educational, it gets kids up and moving. This tablet comes with pre-installed apps, HDMI compatibility, camera, and a free month of Google Music.
This Samsung tablet is the upgrade from the original Galaxy Tab tablet. It’s comparable to the iPad mini at a lower cost. It has a new design and an excellent camera. It’s extremely thin and light, with a great screen. It has good battery life, and super-fast speed. It comes with a microSD card expansion, and your kids will love the cool fingerprint scanner.