Best Tablets for Kids
Is a tablet at the top of your children’s Christmas list? You want to make sure you are getting the best tablet for your money, and I can help. Electronic items change and improve so fast, you don’t want to buy a tablet and have it be outdated by the time Christmas is here. These tablets are good buys for kids and come in a wide range of prices to fit your budget.
Apple’s IPad is always at the top of any list, and price range. For anyone under the age of 14, you will want to get the IPad mini. These are now in the $249 price range. The new mini comes with iOS 8 and Family Sharing pre-loaded, which lets families of up to six people share purchases from iTunes and the App Store. There are also versions that go up in price, if you are looking for more capabilities.
Comparable to the mini, is the Asus VivoTab Note 8 . At $265 it is a little more powerful than the mini. This tablet comes with Pre-installed full license MS Office Home & Student included. Parental controls are easy to install and even comes with a stylus.
For older kids and teens, the Apple IPad Air 2 is a great device at around $475 for the 16 GB tablet. This comes with a 9.7 inch Retina Display and a battery life of up to 10 hours. The Air2 is very slim, but powerful. These are easy to use and apps are readily available. The slim frame is not as resistant, so a case is a must-have.
For 3-9 year olds, the Leap Pad 3 is a great choice. This new version has a better processor and at $99 it isn’t a budget buster. Wi-Fi capability has been added to this tablet, too. The Leap Pad 3 has front and back cameras, and the battery lasts around 6 hours. This tablet comes in 3 color choices- green, pink and teal.