We’re going to take a look at the best tablets for kids in 2013 so that you know how you can get the most for your money. There’s nothing worse than spending your hard earned money on something only to have it break a few weeks or even months later! We feel your pain, which is why we’ve put together this page listing some of the very top tablets for kids so you can narrow down your list.
From durability to apps available to child safety features, we’re going to go over everything you need to know to make the best decision possible this Christmas. We’re going to break down the list into different age groups. First, we’ll take a look at a couple great tablets for toddlers in this article. Stay tuned for other editions with suggestions for the 4 to 7 age group and the 8 to 14 year old range.
Best Tablets for Toddlers
While you may think children this young should stay away from tablets, this isn’t the case. These days there are a lot of great choices for tablets that are kid friendly – even for toddlers age 2 or 3 years old. As with all babies at this age, you will want to keep an eye on them when they’re playing with it.
Fuhu NABI NABI2-NV7A 7-Inch Tablet
When it comes to price, functionality and range of games and apps available, the Nabi is tough to beat. Wherever you look online where these are sold, you’re going to find great reviews from satisfied parents. The thing to note about this one is that it runs on Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich). This means you have access to the Google Play store with tons of free apps as well as others you might need to purchase.
The best news is that there are a lot of great apps for children two to three years old. This is one of the biggest reasons parents are loving the Nabi tablet. While it may have a slightly odd name, you can’t beat the hardware and all the access to apps. While a bit pricey for a toddler perhaps, it’s a lot less expensive than a genuine iPad or other tablet and was carefully designed with children in mind.
LeapFrog LeapPad2 Power Learning Tablet
Another choice for a tablet for toddlers is the LeapPad 2 from LeapFrog. They have a long history of providing great electronic and educational toys and games for children. The one thing that most people recommend is getting the rechargeable batteries. Most say that the batteries drain very quickly.
If you look around, you can find this tablet for kids with a rechargeable battery for around $100, which makes this the less expensive choice. While not as many apps and games available as on the Nabi, this is still a good choice if you’re looking to save a few dollars.
VTech InnoTab 2S
While this is one of the least expensive tablets for kids in 2013, it’s also one that doesn’t do as much as some of the others on our list. Still, for parents who are looking to save a little money, the vTech Innotab is a good choice in our opinion for a number of reasons. Beyond the price, we love the way this tablet is put together. It’s tough enough to withstand quite a bit of accidental damage.
We also like the fact that it can take photos and record video. While the quality isn’t that great, it’s still a lot of fun for younger children. You won’t find as many apps for this as you will for the Nabi, but they do have a wide range of add-ons available – everything from games and entertainment to more educational titles.