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Best tablets for kids

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The Christmas adverts have arrived, so it’s now officially time to start thinking about the holiday season.

While this time of year can often invoke panic in parents, a little organisation can go a long way.

As well as being a great source of entertainment on long journeys, tablets can also be an essential part of learning development.

When purchasing a tablet for your kids, it’s important to consider things such as advanced parental controls, child-safe browsers, and hardy cases for the inevitable drops.

Here’s a roundup of the best child-friendly tablets, to help you pick the ideal choice for your children:


Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

This tablet is made with kids in mind. With battery life that lasts up to 12 hours, you can guarantee that your kids will stay entertained, no matter how bad the Christmas traffic is.

It comes with an HD 8-inch display, so if you want to catch up on some TV when they’ve finally fallen asleep, you can do so while enjoying great quality. But the free kid-proof case means you don’t have to worry about that screen getting damaged.

It also has 32GB of storage, a year’s unlimited Amazon Fire for Kids, smart filters, and content and parental controls, letting parents set learning targets and usage boundaries, whilst knowing they’re safely surfing the web.


Ainol Q88 &2 Android 4.4

If you’re on a budget or have younger, accident-prone kids, Ainol’s 7-inch Q88 Android 4.4 is a cheapie but doesn’t hold back on the features.

It has 8GB of storage, but you can purchase another 64GB if necessary, provides a controlled platform, and comes with its own protective case.

The resolution is a bit more basic, but it is a great choice if you have younger children.


ASUS ZenPad 3S 10

While the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 might not come as child-friendly as other tablets, parents can easily install parental controls and child-friendly apps onto the device.

Its battery life lasts up to 10 hours, and it comes with 32GB of storage, a 9.7-inch QHD screen and great audio. This device will be great for older kids – and parents too!


iPad Mini 4

iPads might come with quite the price tag, but their durability makes them a decent investment, and you can count on them being pretty future-proof too. That said, an iPad is probably a better option for older kids who are less likely to drop it.

The iPad Mini 4 is a lot cheaper than the normal-sized iPads, but the 7.9-inch display gives it the highest res in terms of pixel density when compared to other iPads.

It also comes with an 8MP rear camera, a whopping 128GB capacity, and its small design makes it easy to travel. If you’re worried about accidental damage, it might be worth buying them a case to go with it.

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