A tablet is a compact, touchscreen computing device, and almost the same size as a book. Available in several designs and colors, you also get tablets for kids. Depending on the model you decide to choose, you may have to pay attention to the specifics (operating system, features, design) before buying a tablet.
Why you need a tablet?
The advantage of a tablet is that it fits in between a laptop and a smartphone.
With a lot of learning happening online nowadays, at times you feel the need for a device that has a much bigger screen than a smartphone, and something that is much lighter than a laptop.
You can even use a tablet to play games and for entertainment (watching videos and movies).
This is where a tablet fits in so nicely.
Kids Tablets: Factors to Consider
While power might be important in tablets for adults, the best tablet for kids will have better parental controls, long battery life, thick rubberized case.
Also, just because you’re buying a tablet for a kid, it doesn’t mean you ignore the specs completely; the tablet should not feel like a piece of junk.
- Go for at least 8-inch screen that is good for reading comics and watching videos.
- Storage of 16GB is recommended instead of 8GB (lets kid install more apps and take more pictures and video).
In terms of features, it is better to look for a tablet that can grow with your child, which means opting for an Apple, Android, or Amazon tablet instead of some proprietary tablet (usually cheaper).
These features are most commonly available on all tablets for kids.
Most tablets for kids come with a chunky rubber case so that it prevents the tablet from damage, in case it’s accidentally damaged. These rubber cases are available in various attractive colors to suit the kids.
On some models, these cases also double up as a kickstand.
All Kids tablets have an intuitive, kid-friendly interface. You will find several educational apps, books, games and educational tools.
Most kids tablets also come with a suite of parental controls, which means your kids will only be able to access apps and sites you want them to be using.