The top tablets for kids: 2014 edition

The top tablets for kids: 2014 edition

Summary: You have one, your partner has one, and your child wants one. What are some of the best tablets and tips to keep them entertained, happy, and most importantly, safe?

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TOPICS: Tablets, Apps, Education
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  • The best tablets for children

    There are so many tablets on the market, making a choice for adults can be difficult enough -- what memory do I want, what operating system, what applications do I want access to, and how much am I willing to spend? However, when you add children to the equation, you must also consider how you can both keep them entertained and safe at the same time. 

    Detecting a niche in the market for family-friendly devices, a number of tech firms have begun offering tablet computers aimed at the younger generation. Whether you're looking for an entertainment, education-based or budget-friendly tablet, here are a number of options suitable for you -- and tips on how to keep your device child-proof. 

    Child-proof your device tip: 'Free to Play' labels on applications do not necessarily mean there are no in-app purchases -- which your child could use to buy virtual items. Avoid bill-shock and check apps that your child has access to before they play.

    See also

    50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

    In-app purchases and kids don't mix, but who do we blame?

    Wearable tech to keep your kids safe

    iPhone, iPad apps for children with learning difficulties

    Child-proofing your iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

  • Kindle Fire HDX

    The Kindle Fire HDX, marketed as a family-friendly tablet, is a good choice for children not only due to its price, but Amazon's Kindle FreeTime feature. The tablet allows parents to create a different profile for each of their children and tailor access to content accordingly. If you want to encourage your children to complete educational tasks, you can block access to entertainment apps until these goals are met. In addition, parents can choose when the tablet will work for their children, depending on the time of day and how long children are allowed to use the gadget. 

    The tech specs: 7-inch, 8GB/16GB storage models, 1280x800 high-definition LCD display, a dual-core processor, Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core, anti-glare technology. 

    Child-proof your device tip: Invest in a strong, robust case for the tablet. Children aren't always exactly the most careful of creatures.

    Via: Amazon 

    Price: £119 ($200)

    See also

    50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

    In-app purchases and kids don't mix, but who do we blame?

    Wearable tech to keep your kids safe

    iPhone, iPad apps for children with learning difficulties

    Child-proofing your iPad/iPad mini/iPhone

Topics: Tablets, Apps, Education

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  • Basically scratch the ipad, fire hdx and nexus

    And it's a pretty good list of kids tablets. I personally think the hudl is an all round winner, especially when picked in for clubcard points! The leapfrog a are quite good for little children and I do like the idea of the meep.

    The fire hdx, nexus and especially the fragile ipad are too expensive in my mind. If teens want an ipad, probably a standard fire hd until they can pay half with their first job
    MarknWill