Tablets are becoming more and more popular; 2012 and 2013 were great years for them, but 2014 was the year when they really broke onto the market and became more affordable and in some cases, even cheap. But tablets are no longer just for adults, children seem to be fascinated with them. A tablet for kids should be educational, learning should be the priority, but they can also use it for games and other fun activities. If gaming is what your child wants a tablet for, maybe you should get an inexpensive PC computer instead. So, you want to buy a tablet for your kid and you’re wondering what the best one is? 7 or 10-inch? Android or iOS? Read on and find out what the 10 best tablets for kids are!
10. iPad Mini 3
The iPad Mini 3 is a good tool for your child, if you have some money to spare. It’s got some features that your child will never have use for, such as the fingerprint sensor, but again, if you can handle the cost, it’s a great tool for older children, or kids with autism. The 16GB WiFi only version is the cheapest.
9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S
A very well rated tablet, this Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet features an 8.4-inch display and a very slim body. It’s a powerful tablet, so we recommend it for kids who are actually going to put it to some use, not just play games and take photos with its camera.
8. Google Nexus 9
This one is the first tablet to run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and it performs pretty awesome, even with many apps open. It’s a great tool for both adults and children, but we recommend it for older children, who would use it for more education-oriented purposes. Many reviews call it one of the best high-end Android tablets ever created and we agree. It also has a plethora of great cases to choose from!
7. LeapFrog – LeapPad Ultra XDi Learning Tablet
Yes, this is not a conventional tablet, but a learning tablet. It’s for children with ages between 3 and 9 and it will introduce them into the tablet world. It comes with 11 apps, has a 7-inch touch screen and Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for the simplest tablet for your child, this is it!
6. Tesco Hudl 2
For all those living in the UK, the Tesco Hudl 2 is a pretty impressive tablet with a lovely price (£129, which is around $200). Whether your child uses it to play a game or do their homework, this tablet is quite good for both. It’s got a Full HD screen and lots of child safety features, so parents are really going to love this.
5. iPad Air
The original iPad Air is a great choice for kids’ tablet, because it’s powerful, smart and easy to work on and it also just became cheaper with the launch of the new iPad Air 2. It’s still pretty expensive, but we guarantee that your child will love it and you, too, will find good use for it. Try EBay for used iPad Airs!
4. Lenovo A10
You really can’t beat the price of the new Lenovo A10! The simple, yet powerful tablet is only $199, making it perfect for a first tablet. Children should really get inexpensive gadgets until they learn how to behave with them and the Lenovo A10 is the perfect starter’s tablet. It’s also nice for adults who don’t want to splurge on electronic devices.
3. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
This one has gotten plenty of positive reviews, but with a price like that (it starts with $782), it’s no wonder it’s a good electronic device. The Surface Pro 3 is more than just a tablet, as it can be used as a laptop. It’s powerful, just like a laptop and if you’ve got the money, we suggest you get your child this wonderful tablet/laptop.
2. iPad Mini
The iPad Mini 2 is absolutely perfect for small children. iOS is really great for kids, as it is much more intuitive than Android. The Mini 2 is also cheaper than the Mini 3, which makes it a winner in our book. The screen is 7.8 inches, perfect for young hands and the touch responsiveness of the display is superior to most of the tablets found today on the market.
1. Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition
Amazon made a tablet especially for kids and it gave it a 2-year guarantee. It begins at $149 and it’s a real tablet, not a toy. It’s built to last and to even if your kid manages to break it, Amazon will replace it for free. Because of this, we believe that the Amazon Fire HD tablet, Kids Edition, is the best tablet for your kid.
What does your child use a tablet for? Do they like to play games, learn new things or do some reading? Whats your favorite tablet?