If you’re looking for the best tablet for your children, then you’ve come to the right place.
The children’s tablet market isn’t huge, so picking a slate that’s right for your child is actually fairly difficult. While some manufacturers have started to market budget tablets as child-friendly, and other brands pitch products directly at children, they don’t always offer the best deal. To help any parent on the market for a kid-friendly tablet, we’ve sifted through the top-rated tablets to bring you five options that are sure to delight any child.
Aside from cost, the primary criteria for choosing a kids’ tablet should be its build quality. Not only does it need to have a decent chassis surrounded by a slightly rugged material, but an official, IP-certified splash-proof rating – such as IP52 – will be a welcome addition too.
Remember that, while children’s tablets are great for games and learning apps, a lot of the video support will require Wi-Fi for streaming. On a long journey, you might need to forgo the child-friendly software and have some downloaded content at the ready in a Netflix, Amazon Video or Sky Q app. Otherwise you might still be better off with something like the Alba 7-inch Portable DVD Player shown above.
For sheer versatility, though, the tablets we’ve listed below can’t be beaten.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
3 of 5
- Good screen
- Sturdy build and protective case
- Great kids content
- Review Price: £129.99
Amazon once again makes the best dedicated tablet for kids, adding a sturdy bumper case and lots of content to its Fire HD 8 slate. Buy this tablet and you’ll not only get an impressive 12-hour battery, decent 8-inch display and 32GB of storage, but also a 12-month subscription to the Fire For Kids service that packs in books and TV shows aimed at children.
We’d have liked to see an included screen-protector along with that bumper case though, and none of the Fire For Kids video can be stored offline. Still, this is an excellent tablet.