With their touch-screen user interfaces and often simpler operating systems, tablets are a great way for kids to learn how computers work.
Kids can also challenge their minds with games like Monument Valley 2 and stream kid-friendly TV shows such as Teen Titans. And if you buy a tablet made for kids, you get comprehensive parental controls to help you stop junior from browsing adult-oriented websites or making in-app purchases.
Latest News, Deals, and Updates (February 2019)
- We recently reviewed the Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite, which we praised for its long battery life and gorgeous 10.1-inch display.
- Amazon is offering the latest Space Gray Apple iPad (WiFi, 32GB) for $249 ($80 off).
Amazon deals are here, which include offers of up to $50 off the Kids Edition slates its Fire tablet lineup. Currently, you can get the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet for $69.99 ($30 off). You can also grab the All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $99.99 ($30 off) or the All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet for $159.99 ($40 off).
We’ve reviewed the 2018 Fire HD 8 (the non-Kids edition) and liked its affordable price and a decent display. The kids’ version is a full-featured tablet with a kid-friendly shock-resistant rugged case. It comes with one year of FreeTime which give kids unlimited access to a library filled with 20,000 apps, games, and video books, and at some point in the future, Audible books. What’s more, it comes with Amazon’s worry-free 2-year warranty so you can buy with confidence.
And don’t worry about missing out on Google Play — take a look at our step by step guide on how to add Google Play to your Fire Tablet.
We also reviewed the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, which is a 9.7-inch tablet that packs some neat classroom learning tools so this would be a great tablet for middle school-aged children and teenagers.
If you’re looking for something more premium, the Smartab 2-in-1 Touchscreen Tablet PC is perfect to get your kid accustomed to typing on a keyboard, drawing with a comfortable stylus or even learning languages with its translator (activated with the stylus and camera).
However, if your budget is lower and you worry about your child losing their toys, the Fire 7’s $49 price cannot be beaten.