A great number of kids nowadays are using tablet devices for school and entertainment. Some of them are even better at it than most adults. However, while the most advanced tablets are more suited for grown kids, it doesn’t mean that younger children should be left out. There are a bunch of current and a bit older devices suitable for kids just entering the world of multimedia. Here’s a selection of top 5 tablets for young children.
Buying a very expensive tablet for you little ones may not be a very good idea, and this is where the Amazon Kindle Fire HD comes in offering best price/value ration. Released back in October 2013, the device can be considered “old”, but it doesn’t mean it’s outdated. The tablet boasts a 2.2 GHz Quad-core CPU coupled with 2 GB of RAM and custom-built Android 4 Jelly Bean offering enough to power anything from multimedia to learning apps. There are three variants available – with 16, 32, and 64 GB of internal memory. Protecting the device is easy with one of the best Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet cases - Belkin Universal Cover offering decent protection without adding unnecessary bulk and weight.
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 can easily be considered one of the best tablets for young children. There’s already a successor on the market, but even though the device has been released back in July 2013, it still remains quite powerful for a variety of purposes. There’s 1.2GHz Dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in memory as well as extension possibilities up to 64 GB via card. Among the most kid-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet cases, Cooper Titan really stands out with its tough protective capabilities and a very functional integrated stand.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Considering the fact that Google Nexus 7 (2013) was launched in July of 2013 it may seem a bit outdated. But in reality it’s a powerful and fast tablet, and thanks to its affordable price is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which can be upgraded to 4.4.4 KitKat, and will most probably receive the 5.0 Lollipop upgrade too. There’s no microSD card slot, but buyers can choose between 16 and 32 GB models. The tablet is powered by 1.5GHz Quad-core CPU and has 2 GB of RAM ensuring it can run just about anything. Selecting among the best Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet cases is tough with a wide range of accessories available. Younger kids will most certainly enjoy the StyleFolio from Speck offering versatile protective and functional options.
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Google Nexus 7 (2013)
Huawei MediaPad M1 may not be considered a rival to iPads and Galaxy Tabs, but it’s certainly among the best tablets for young children when price and functionality mix is considered. The tablet saw the light of day in May 2014, and brought quite powerful features including 1.6GHz Quad-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. As a bonus designed to enhance multimedia experience there’s high-tech DTS sound technology built into the device. The tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and offers 8 GB of internal memory, but can be extended up to extra 32 GB. Kid-proofing the device is easy with one of the best Huawei MediaPad M1 tablet cases - Cooper Infinite Elite with its all-round protection, and a long list of functional options.
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Huawei MediaPad M1
Considering the fact that not one, but two successors have already been launched, it’s safe to say that the iPad Mini is now the best tablet for young children. Android-lovers may argue, but the success of Cupertino’s first “small” tablet is undeniable. Even now it’s a powerful multimedia and educational tool with 1GHz Dual-core CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and up to 64 GB of built-in memory. The tablet is capable of running the latest iOS version allowing any game or application to be fast and smooth. Thousands of satisfied kids can confirm that one of the best Apple iPad Mini tablet cases is the iGuy from Speck, offering incredible levels of protection, stable stand capabilities, and two convenient handles designed specifically for tiny hands.
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Apple iPad Mini