2019 Best Tablets for Kids
This post was originally created 2014, and things in tablets for kids world has changed – and then it kind of hasn’t. Each year we update our best tablets for kids post to share with parents what the latest options for buying kids tablets are for the current year.
Kid Tablets – 2019 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 2019.
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 again this year.
We’ve rounded the best kids tablets 2019 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 8 Kids Edition Tablet
In regards to affordable kid tablets – our favorite best tablet for your money pick is the Kindle Fire HD 8. Why do we love the Kindle Fire 8 Kids Edition? It is a tablet MADE for kids. Check out these amazing features specifically made and designed for kids.You will see the Amazon Fire for kids tablet on our list a few times – but what is the difference between all of the fire kids tablets? Screen size, resolution and price. The Kids Fire 8 HD Kids Edition is the middle option, giving you the best features for your money.
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.
Apple iPad 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.
Kids Tablet with Screen Time Limits
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. Last year, Apple released an iOS update, that allows 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.
- Fire HD 10 Kids Edition offers the largest display – 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 Tab A is an 8 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A for Kids comes with a free trial of Samsung Kids.
On a full battery, this kids tablet gives your child 13 hours of play time.
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Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.