Smart tech plays a huge role in our lives these days, and with your little one getting older, you might be thinking that it's time to start shopping for the best tablets for kids.
You might be wondering if your child really needs a tablet and worry that it might have a negative effect on them at such a young age. But when monitored, an-age appropriate tablet can not only keep your little one entertained but tablets for kids can also be used for educational purposes too. There are many apps for your toddler, too, which can benefit their development, especially as they get older and start getting ready for school - eek!
• Best overall children's tablet: All-new Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet
• Best tablet for older children: Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet
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With a wide range of tablets aimed at children these days, you can choose between a less expensive but still sturdy model or a more high-tech tablet that will last them for several years. Regardless though, a children's tablet should be tough or at least be compatible with a child-proof tablet cover to prevent any damage.
Best tablets for kids
Best overall children's tablet
Designed with children in mind, thanks to the bump-proof case, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet is
- Comes with sturdy case
- Adjustable age filters
- Three colours to choose from
- Suitable for ages 3–7
- Sometimes a little slow
Best children's tablet with sturdy design
This tablet is available in two colours and is perfect for keeping the little ones entertained
- Parental control
- Suitable for ages 2-12 years
- Battery runs down quickly
Best Amazon Fire for kids
Designed with children in mind, this children's tablet comes with a kid-proof case to prevent
- Kid-Proof Case with kickstand
- Three colours to choose from
- Very limited when not connected to WiFi
Best for on the move
A powerful Android tablet for children, with a robust shock-proof child-proof casing that should
- Easy to use for little ones
- Handy carry handle
- Two colours to choose from
- The battery doesn't last as long as others
Best lite children's tablet
This children's tablet is incredibly child friendly with many safety features already
- Preinstalled apps and games
- Time limit
- Easy to use
- Some think the RAM is too low
Best tablet for older children
This children's tablet is the perfect in-between for school-age children where they can feel like
- 10-inch screen
- Children can request apps pending parent approval
- Four colours to choose from
- The case is a bit thinner
What to look for in the best tablets for kids
When choosing a tablet for your children, make sure to find one with a sturdy, shock-proof, and child-proof case. You don't want to invest in such technology and then find it being flung off the sofa and breaking on day one.
Always check what parental controls there are; you'll find that some tablets for kids give you control over how long they are used, as well as restricting access to sites and apps, plus several filter websites to only show certain vetted sites.
Also, have a look at what size screen you want to buy; you might think that a bigger screen will be better as it's easier to see, but will it be tricky for little hands to hold?
Of course, choosing a tablet that's appropriate to the age of your child will ensure they get the most out of their device.