Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are the best right now

Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are the best right now

Kids are device-hungry nuts these days. Seriously, WTF happened to Sesame Street and a book before bedtime? But we digress.

Technology has changed a lot since you were small. Your kids have probably mastered the features on your iPhone better than you have due to constantly asking to play with it. And when you do eventually get it back, it’s a sticky mess covered in slobber and other unexplainable slimes. But in the age of touch screens and constant connectivity, there’s not really a way to say “no” without feeling like a parent from the dark ages.

Enter kids’ tablets: the happy medium between giving your kids the access to tech that they want, without turning them into a technology zombie. (You know what we’re talking about — those kids who have their faces glued to a smartphone while they get pushed around in a stroller. It’s weird, right?) Read more…

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BEST COMBO OF SPECS AND KIDS’ CONTENT

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

Amazon has outdone themselves with an ultra durable version of the Fire HD Tablet that can take whatever kids throw at it.

  • Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Battery life: 12 hours


$129.99 from Best Buy

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BEST FOR TEENAGERS

9.7-inch iPad

Apple’s newest entry-level option has more power than many PC computers and will likely last for your kid’s whole school career.

  • Storage: 32 GB, 128 GB
  • Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • Battery life: 10 hours


$329.99 from Best Buy

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MOST DURABLE

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

Energetic kids are no match for the new Fire 7’s improved protective case and Amazon’s worry-free guarantee.

  • Resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Battery life: 7 hours


$99.99 from Best Buy

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BEST IPAD FOR FAMILIES TO SHARE

iPad Air

Consider it the diet iPad Pro: The 2019 Air is speedy and packed with power that lasts all day.

  • Storage: 64 GB, 256 GB
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080


$499 from Best Buy

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BEST ANDROID TABLET FOR FAMILIES TO SHARE

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Kids will love the interactive learning in Kids Mode and parents will love having a totally separate interface.

  • Storage: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200
  • Battery life: 10 hours


$229.99 from Dell

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BEST FOR INTERNET SAFETY

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids Edition

Ideal for parents who want to watch kids’ behavior like a hawk, *without* the kids feeling restricted.

  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Battery life: 9 hours


$127.99 from Samsung

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BEST FOR PRESCHOOL AGED KIDS

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate

Large icons, specially curated-for-kids internet access, and a shatterproof screen makes this great for kids 6 and under.

  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Battery life: 5 hours


$99.99 from Target