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Bridging the gap between the LeapPad and more high-end devices is the Nabi, an Android tablet for kids. Netflix-ready, the Nabi's 7-inch screen can display video in 1080p. While most kids may not care about that detail, most will enjoy the tablet's ability to let them play popular mobile games, browse the web, and read books. The tablet also features "Mommy Mode", which allows parents to take full advantage of the tablet's features without the device's parental controls.
Amazon's trove of books, music and movies is put to good use with the Kindle Fire. Amazon offers one thousand illustrated children's titles, all of which take advantage of the tablet's 7-inch screen. Parents are sure to be excited by the tablet's price, which, at $200 is less than half the price of the iPad. And that's not too much to ask for a device with as much potential content as this one.
The newest of the bunch, Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet is quickly becoming the de facto tablet for book-hungry kids. In addition to over a thousand picture books, Barnes & Noble offers a slew of interactive books designed specifically for the Nook Tablet. More, the tablet's Read To Me feature lets parents record themselves reading, allowing their kids to hear them read stories even when they their parents are not around.