Today we’re discussing tablets for kids. Enjoy!
This post was originally created 2014, and things in tablets for kids world has changed – and then it kid of hasn’t.
Kid Tablets – 2018 Best Tablets for Kids
To make sure that you are viewing the most updated information we have updated this post to include the top kids tablets for 2018.
Christmas is right around the corner, and I know of many kids Christmas gift lists are tablets. Tablets for kids? While a few years ago it may have seen insane to spend $500 on a tablet for a child, the good news is that prices have dropped significantly and for around $150 .
We’ve rounded the best kids tablets 2018 edition. Here are a few notes from our personal experience with our kids. We are fortunate to be able to review several of these products and wanted to make sure to give you some insight from a parent and thoughts watching our kids play with these.
Kindle Fire 7 for Kids Edition Tablet
In regards to affordable kid tablets – our favorite pick is the Kindle Fire HD. Why do we love the Kindle Fire HD for Kids? Because the for kids thing. It is a tablet MADE for kids.
2 Year Warranty – No Questions Asked!
Amazon offers the Kindle Fire HD for kids with a case and a 2 year, NO questions asked warranty. We have used that warranty – hey we aren’t answering questions on how the screen was smashed to pieces. And can verify that indeed – the warranty is worth it and the product is legit.
Free Time Unlimited
Amazon includes 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited with the Fire HD kids purchase. The subscription comes with 12 months of unlimited access to 15,000 apps and games, videos, books and PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney and other educational content.
Read more about the Kindle Fire HD for Kids.
If price is not an issue, the Apple iPad is our favorite kids tablet because the whole family can use it. There is one thing I must say. If you let your kids use or own an iPad – you MUST buy them an iPad case. While yes, the iPad is durable to SOME extent – it’s expensive and is not made for kids. Buy the case, if you are making the investment.
Tablet with Screen Time Limits for Kids
Back to why I love the Apple iPad. Apple has seen the market for kids tablets and have put in all kinds of new settings to cater to families and children. The newest iOS update, due mid-September 2018 will allow you to set screen time limits for kids.
While this isn’t new, the Amazon Kid’s tablet has had this with their Free Time plan, Apple is jumping in full force as they know that kids are their future customers.
Kids Tablet That Lasts
The Apple iPads are expensive, but this product can last for years. We have 4 Apple iPads in our household. 2 are over 6 years old. When the kids were little, we handed our iPads down to our toddlers. Now, our toddlers are kids. Funny – our 7-year-old just spent half the year saving up his money to buy a new iPad.
He did it! He could have had a Kindle Fire for Kids months earlier, but he was dead set on getting an Apple iPad.
From Apple iPad minis, iPad Air or iPad Pros – each is a great product. I would recommend getting a third generation or later if you go with the standard iPad.
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
Amazon is trying something new with their latest kids tablet – the Fire HD. They have increased the Fire HD kids screen size to 10.1 inches. This latest tablet is being touted as “not a toy”. This is the description from Amazon
- Not a toy, a full-featured Fire HD 10 tablet with a brilliant 10.1” 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), 32 GB internal storage, and up to 10 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
- Our largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi—perfect for watching Full HD videos, playing games, reading books, and streaming content seamlessly.
In addition to the full featured tablet – the Fire HD Kids edition still comes with the 2-year worry free guarantee (which again, is so worth it.) Also 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited.
Looks like Amazon is trying to get into the long-term tablet game. The one thing is, that this kids tablet does cost as much as an iPad.
Fire HD Kids Case
Amazon kid tablets come with a kid case. Interesting, with the new Fire HD 10 kids edition tablet, Amazon is including 2 kid tablet cases.
Samsung Galaxy Kids Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy E Lite Kids 7 is a 7 inch tablet made for kids. It features a long-lasting batter and a colorful bumper case.
Samsung is gearing this towards the younger crowd. The Galaxy kids table includes over 20 kid-friendly apps. It includes a three-month subscription to Samsung Kids. Samsung Kids is a subscription that features expert-curated library of fun, educational games, books and videos that are kid-friendly and parent-controlled.
Cheap Kids Tablets Under $100
Not sold on the Amazon Kids Tablet, Apple iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Lite? Here are more affordable kids tablets.
We have rounded up the best kids tablets under $100!
Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet
The Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet comes in right under $100. It currently has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.
Dragon Touch K8 Features:
- Dual Camera
- Advanced parental control software
- Large Storage: 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage enables you to download lots of popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content on the tablet. With Micro SD card slot allows expanding extra space up to 32GB
- Specially Designed Tablet Case Stand and Stylus
- Free Disney Books Included: 20 Disney story books and 4 audio books, such as Zootopia, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Moana and more.
Auto Beyond Kids Tablet
Next is the The Kids Tablet by Auto Beyond is under $75.
This affordable kids tablet option comes in either blue or pink and features a silicon tablet carrying case with handle.
- Quad Core A33 CPU
- Google Android 6.0 System
- 8GB ROM
- 1GB RAM
- 7 inch IPS Display Screen
- Dual Camera
- Google Play Store Access
- SD Slot Supports 4GB-32GB SD Card
TOPELOTEK 7 Inch Kids Tablet
Contixo Kids Tablet – available on Amazon
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