Kids’ Tablets with the Best Value

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Check out these kids' tablets with the best value! Kids' tablets range in price, features and options. Since many children are not careful with their devices, many parents look for tablets that are cost effective, but can also offer fun learning activities and educational games. It can be a challenge to compare and contrast all of the features in order to decide which one is the best tablet for kids. Parental controls, safe browsing on the internet through wifi while using the tablet and...MORE lightweight tablets for travel are important features. When deciding upon a tablet, a few common questions are, what's the difference between an Android tablet or a learning tablet? Should I pay $400 for an iPad for a child?

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    Mattel nabiSE kids tablet
    Mattel

    At only $50 the nabi SE Tablet is an extremely versatile Android tablet with exceptional value. Complete with learning activities, animation software, a camera for photos and videos, and dozens of pre-loaded, popular Android apps, this inexpensive tablet has a lot of value. Parents can configure the tablet to also include their own favorite Google apps like YouTube and Gmail. Movie apps like Netflix and Hulu can also be used on this tablet. The nabi Tablet can also sync with the nabi Fitness...MORE Tracker. There are Hot Wheels and Barbie themed tablets. This tablet is perfect for older elementary age students who want to play fun games and watch movies, but who may not be as responsible to have a more expensive tablet.

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    iPad/iPad mini

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    At $399 the iPad mini is by far the most expensive tablet in this list. While it is not specifically designed for kids, many parents buy them as a device to be shared by all members of the family. Children become acquainted with iPads very quickly. Not many people will argue the kind of value an iPad can offer in terms of music, photos, and entertainment for both kids and adults. Many companies create high quality apps designed specifically for an iOS tablet.  An iPad also offers value to many...MORE children's toys like drones, robots, phonics games, and the smartest rubber ducky you'll ever meet!  

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    The Kindle Fire tablet for kids is an HD tablet under $100. The tablet includes 12 hours of battery life and an excellent worry-free warranty.  The tablet arrives with one year of FreeTime Unlimited, which offers children access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, Netflix, YouTube, and Minecraft. The Kindle Fire tablet ships free with an Amazon Prime membership.

     

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    Kurio Tablet for Kids
    Kurio

    For parents who are worried about safety, the Kurio tablet for kids can filter 450 million sites and block inappropriate content. The Kurio offers parental controls on websites and apps. The tablet will connect to the television to allow kids to play 2 player motor based app games. The software allows 8 individual player profiles. The Kurio Extreme 2 costs less than $100.

     

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    Samsung Kids Tab E Lite
    Samsung

    With the Samsung Kids Tab E lite tablet, has a 7 inch screen and 8 hours of battery life. The Samsung Kids service, which is an additional $5 per month subscription fee, offers access to hundreds of apps. Parents can also access their favorite apps from the Google Play store. Parental controls help monitor the child's tablet time and app use. The service does not allow for any unnecessary ads or in-app purchases. The Samsung tablet is $99.99.

     

     

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    LeapPad Platinum Learning Tablet
    LeapFrog

    Leapfrog learning tablets have been entertaining children with educational content since 2011. The tablet, with a 7 inch screen, can hold up to 100 educator approved games. The Leapsearch function also allows children to safety access parent approved websites and YouTube content. A 2 mega pixel front and rear camera takes photos and videos. The device includes a rechargeable battery with 5 hours of viewing time. The Leapfrog Platinum costs $129.

     

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    LeapFrog Epic Android Learning Tablet
    LeapFrog / Amazon

    The LeapFrog EPIC tablet is an educational tablet for kids ages 3-9. The EPIC has an android processor, a built-in rechargeable battery, blue-tooth compatibility and a 2 mega pixel front and rear camera for photos and videos. The Leapsearch feature offers children the ability to browse parent approved websites safely using a wifi connection. Parental controls include app and website restrictions. Learning games for kids of all ages can be downloaded from the Leapfrog App Center. The LeapFrog...MORE EPIC tablet costs $139 and is bet for older preschoolers and early elementary age students.

     

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    PBS Kids Playtime Pad
    PBS Kids

    The PBS Kids Playtime Pad is a tablet for kids that features a child's favorite PBS Kids characters. The tablet includes an Android processor, a 2 mega pixel front and back camera, parental controls and wifi compatibility. Parents have access to Google Play. The content on the tablet includes 120 video clips, songs and music videos with favorite PBS characters like Daniel Tiger, Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, Super Why and Peg + Cat. At $80 the PBS Kids Playtime Pad is a great first tablet...MORE for toddlers and preschoolers.