Best affordable tablets for kids

Today’s high tech world brings about another challenge for parents, this time it involves the use of technology. Parents often wonder at what age is it appropriate to allow kids to go online, to receive their first mobile phone, computer, tablet, or other modern gadgets? Should kids be introduced to technology early on, withheld from technology completely – at least for the first 5 to 6 years – or allowed the use of technology in moderation? While there are various theories and discussions around this topic, one thing is certain, for the average parent eliminating the exposure to technology seems almost impossible these days. With even primary schools adopting tablets for learning and gaming, parents aren’t left with too many choices.

Luckily, there are kid-friendly devices in the market that will ensure some peace of mind for parents. Here we have a list of our favourite tablets for the little ones:

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum


LeapFrog is well known for its kid-friendly tablets. This particular one is recommended for ages 3 to 9, and has been noted to be a favourite gift from grandparents. The tablet is made from high quality, durable materials to withstand falls, scratches, blows and any other kid-induced kicks. For the not too techie parents and grandparents, the tablet comes with pre-installed content, including kid-appropriate games and apps.  

Amazon Fire


For parents looking for a tablet with a kid-friendly accommodation, this is it. Amazon Fire is ideal as an affordable choice. It is incredibly simple and easy to use, allows you to control what your kids play and for how long. It’s the happy medium for parents and kids. Of course the tablet has its faults, including a long charging period and a low camera quality, but again, with such a price, it is hard to ask for anything more. For the parents of clumsier children, this is a tablet to consider.

DreamTab HD8


Nabi is another great choice for parents and their kids. The tablet also falls under the more affordable choice, but also offers a strong, durable case to withstand damages. The tablet also has a relatively good screen. DreamTab HD8 is particularly known in the parenting community for its stylus that’s ideal for drawing, and strong parenting controls.

time2 10 inch Android Tablet PC [Quad Core]

10 inch tablet with HDMI port, Sky Go Compatibility, GPS.

10 inch tablet with HDMI port, Sky Go Compatibility, GPS.

This is another solid tablet for kids by time2. The tablet which is more suitable for kids above 10, offers durability with a sleek design and is the perfect tablets for gaming. Its extra large and extremely sensitive 10.1” touchscreen, brilliant colours, and 1024 x 600 HD resolution makes gaming, viewing, and even learning, fun and entertaining. With Sky Go compatibility, built in GPS and a HDMI port to connect the 10 inch table to your TV your kids will absolutely love this tablet and you will love its affordability. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook


This tablet has exceptional parenting controls. Parents can create profiles for each family member, set controls, and live a worry free life – at least when it comes to the Internet and tablet use. The tablet allows for easy access to 4 million e-books, giving an extra hand to parents who encourage reading and want to develop the love of books in their kids early on. Moreover, the tablet also has a myriad of kid-friendly videos, apps and games.

iPad Mini 2


For the Apple loving parents and kids, the iPad Mini 2 is still an exceptional tablet even in 2016. The device is recommended for children in grade school, however it is lightweight and perfect for even smaller hands. The tablet offers thousands of kid-appropriate apps, including educational games, art lessons, and tools to enhance reading and writing. Of course, the tablet also houses thousands of games, videos and melodies. Parents will love the Family Sharing option on the tablet and the parenting controls on this high quality tablet.

VTech InnoTab 3S Plus


This VTech tablet is another affordable choice for parents. The unique aspect of this tablet is its Kids-Safe Wifi. The tablet allows kids to connect and send messages to their parents’ smartphones via Wifi, has a Wish List Maker app that notifies parents about the apps their children want, and has all the kid-friendly features in a fun durable casing.

Protect your kids with these amazing kid-friendly tablet options!

Added by @time2hq on 6th Dec 2016 in Tablets

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