Best tablet for kids and parentsKey features
- Access to over 1 million apps
- Includes 5-megapixel camera
- Great screen for reading
The iPad Mini 2 may not be the newest tiny tablet from Apple, but it's the best value for money at the moment.
The Apple tablet is an expensive investment and it's not exactly built to be thrown all over the place, but if you invest in a decent tough case like the iSpeck iGuy
it can be made kid-friendly. If you have a little extra cash to burn, it's also got a decent stock of toy add-ons, like the educational OSMO starter kit
The iPad Mini 2's iOS 9 operating system also has a host of parental features that actually make the iPad Mini more suitable to hand over to your kids. You will be able to restrict the Safari web browser from showing adult content and the ability to install apps. Additionally, you can disable access to explicit content if you don’t want them to listen to music, podcasts with rude words or more adult-themed TV shows.
With access to the App Store there’s a wealth of child-friendly games, apps and ebooks to buy and download. If you can afford to spend a little more, the iPad Mini is a tablet both parents and children can use, though it's probably better suited to slightly older children. Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £237 | Amazon.com from $243
At time of review the iPad mini 2 was available for £319.