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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.
The PlayBase is an Android-powered 7-inch tablet built from the ground up for durability. Its exterior is protected by PlayCover, a silicone case that guards the tablet from water, scratches, and damage from falls. For parents looking for a tablet that can take a beating, the PlayBase is a viable candidate.
Nearly identical to the original Xoom, the Xoom Family Edition offers a few features that Motorola hopes will make it an ideal choice for parents and their kids. In addition to $40 worth of built-in kids apps, Motorola has furnished the device with parental locking features, which prevent kids from getting into content they shouldn't. While the the Xoom's 10-inch screen isn't ideal for smaller hands, the Xoom Family Edition is a tablet both kids and their parents can find use in.