Kids Tablets

The children’s tablet market isn’t huge, so picking a slate that’s right for your child is actually fairly difficult. While some manufacturers have started to market budget tablets as child-friendly, and other brands pitch products directly at children, they don’t always offer the best deal. To help any parent on the market for a kid friendly tablet, we had carefully selected the top-rated tablets to bring you four options that are sure to delight any child.

With all of that in mind, just take a look at the tablets below to see our list of best tablets for children.

IPAD MINI 2

The iPad Mini 2 may not be the newest tiny tablet from Apple, but it's the best value for money at the moment. It is incredibly powerful and capable, with advanced features like insight and FaceTime HD cameras. Yet you and your kid can still hold it in one hand. The 7.9-inch Retina display let the photos and videos look incredibly detailed and text is razor sharp on the stunning Retina display, which features over 3.1 million pixels a million more than an HDTV. The powerful and power-efficient A7 chip with 64-bit architecture makes everything remarkably responsive while still delivering up to 10 hours of battery life. It’s iOS 9 operating system also has a host of parental features that actually make the iPad Mini more suitable to hand over to your kids. You will be able to restrict the Safari web browser from showing adult content and the ability to install apps. Additionally, you can disable access to explicit content if you don’t want them to listen to music, podcasts with rude words or more adult-themed TV shows.

  • Apple iOS 7, 7.9 inches Display
  • Apple 1.3 GHz
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 10-hour battery life, 0.73 pounds


AMAZON FIRE HD KIDS EDITION

The tablet has a 7-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS screen, which is good enough for most content. The battery life is decent and you can expect around eight hours of modest usage, although this will half if you’re playing a game.
It includes a beautiful HD display and Dolby Audio that's perfect for watching movies like Finding Nemo, plus a fast quad-core processor that ensures quick app launch times and smooth games and video.
With a Gorilla Glass display and rigorous testing, Fire HD is unsurpassed in reliability among tablets for kids. Fire has a 2MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, and a front-facing camera that's perfect for when you want to set up video calls between kids and grandparents.
Amazon FreeTime camera and photo software lets kids explore their creative side with fun editing tools like adding stickers and drawings on their pictures. Parents can easily print them to hang, choose to share with friends and family, or auto-save to Cloud Drive with free unlimited cloud storage for photos taken with Fire HD. As always in Amazon FreeTime, kids are blocked from posting photos to social media.

  • Up to $95 in savings on a Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Is a full-featured Fire HD tablet with HD display, front and rear cameras, and Dolby Audio
  • Come with 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked
  • Unlimited, free access to curated, kid-friendly content with 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition

The Kids Edition shares the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3's excellent design and features. It has modest dimensions of 7.9 x 4.8 x 0.56 inches and a weight of 0.66 pounds. The Kids Edition shares the Tab 3's excellent build quality and smoothed edges. The kids tablet have a pleasant heft and durability when held. As with most kid’s tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system, the Kids Edition runs its child-friendly mode over a normal Galaxy Tab interface. The interface is colourful and clean to scroll through, with large application icons and animated characters. It also comes with a basic suite of preloaded games and applications which can be supplemented through Google's Play app store or the dedicated kid mode store along with time limit and application manager parental controls. Compared to competing kid tablets, though, the lack of web browsing monitoring is a notable oversight for the Kids Edition. While parents can simply remove a browser from the kid mode, it's a less than elegant way to keep your kids from going to unsafe websites. The Kids Edition's 1024 x 600 display performed and the high brightness levels made images, text and videos clear and easy to read. The benchmarking with performance measuring program PCMark for Android showed similar consistency. While the tablet's speed score was in line with comparable kid tablets, the Kids Edition still produced a lengthy battery life mark of four hours and 57 minutes.



nabi Jr

Even with its kindergarten target audience, the Jr. has an impressive build quality. The tablet's hard plastic backing is sturdy and hefty, a sentiment that was echoed in our parent focus group. This durability is supported by the Jr.'s bundled case. Its dense rubber bumpers, which are mounted on each corner, feel compact and provide generous insulation in case of a drop. With the exception of the Jr.'s proprietary USB connector, the tablet has a standard slate of connectivity options. On the sides of the device, along with a headphone jack and volume control button, the Jr.'s modest 4GB of base storage is supplemented with microSD card support. There is no glaring performance issues that interfered with basic tasks like playing games and web browsing. The tablet's 800 x 480 screen isn't phenomenal for videos or gaming, but the compact 5-inch display improves its readability. Elsewhere, the Jr. put up an impressive mark of five hours and 40 minutes in PCMark's battery test, which simulates daily use at a constant screen brightness. This was the longest we found among full Android-based kids tablets. The Jr.'s Android operating system bolsters the tablets other software features. Parents can access the administrative account with a password from the Jr.'s child mode. In parent mode, the tablet functions exactly like a normal Android tablet or smartphone. Monitoring options for web browsing and time limits are accessible through this settings area. While the Jr. lacks support for Google's Play app store, the Jr. can download Amazon's Appstore as an alternative way to get popular games and video streaming programs.