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The 25 Top-Rated, Easy-to-Use, and Durable Tablets for Kids

It’s the holiday season, which means you’re probably looking for good gift ideas for your kids. And if that hunt has you searching for the best tablets for kids in 2017, then your quest is over. We’ve rounded up a list of the top 25 tablets for kids – Android tablets, iOS tablets, and built-just-for-kids tablets that deserve a place on any holiday gift list.

From super economical at $20 to super powerful to grow with your kids, we bet you’ll find the perfect kids’ tablet to wrap up this holiday season.

  1. Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

We’re kicking off our list with the ever-popular Fire HD 8, a powerful tablet at a great price. But what makes it so great for kids? Amazon offers it in a kids edition: a kid-proof case and a 2-year worry-free guarantee (your kid breaks it, Amazon replaces it – no questions asked), plus the Fire’s best-in-class parental controls and 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited: subscription content for the 3-12 set, including 15,000+ books, movies, educational apps, TV shows, and games. Available with a blue, pink, or yellow protective case.
 
Key Features:

  • 8” high-definition touchscreen with 1280 x 800 (189 ppi) resolution
  • 32 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 256 GB
  • 2-year, worry-free guarantee

Price: $129.99

  1. Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

Kindle Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
Little sibling to the Fire HD 8’s, the Fire 7 Kids Edition offers the same kid-proof case, 2-year no-questions-asked warranty, and a 1-year subscription to Amazon’s FreeTime service. The difference? This model offers a 7” screen (and a lower resolution of 1024 x 600) and comes with 16 GB of internal storage to the Fire HD 8’s 32GB. It’s a great, economical choice, especially if you have younger kids. Available with a blue, pink, or yellow protective case.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 256 GB
  • 2-year, worry-free guarantee

Price: $99.99

  1. Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7-inch Kids Tablet

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Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7-inch Kids Tablet
This entry-level tablet is small enough for little hands and equipped enough to run the apps your little ones want. Even better, it comes with 20 Disney storybooks and 4 audiobooks pre-installed, so you can all snuggle up and enjoy your Dragon Touch tablet together. Of course, what’s a kid-friendly tablet without great parental controls? This one offers a KIDOZ mode – a child-friendly, parent-approved interface that transforms the tablet into a safe entertainment center for your kiddos. We also like the kid-proof case with built-in stand.

Key Features:

  • Available in Pink, Blue or Green
  • 7” touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB

Price: $69.99

  1. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Tablet

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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Tablet
If you’re looking for a simple tablet built just for kids, Fisher-Price delivers with their Laugh & Learn tablet. Its function is divided into three developmental levels: Level 1 for kids 12+ months, equipped with sounds, phrases, and sing-alongs; Level 2 for kids 18+ months, offering music, prompts, and other play; and level 3 for toddlers 24+ months, with role play and other age-appropriate activities.

Key Features:

  • Available in Blue, Gold, Grey, and Pink
  • 3 developmental levels of letters, words, songs and more
  • Smart Stages technology grows with your baby

Price: $14.99-$22.35

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7″

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7"
Samsung snags several spots on our list, but we’re going to start with this kids-only tablet: the Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids. True to its name, this is a “lite” version of the Galaxy Tab E, offering slightly hobbled specs in exchange for a great price. What’s more, this kid-friendly version has a durable, soft bumper case that stands up to falls and other damage, and the built-in parental controls are robust enough to prevent unauthorized purchases and keep your kids out of settings you’d rather they not access.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1024 X 600 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB
  • Includes 3-month subscription to Samsung Kids (unlimited apps w/no in-app purchases)

Price: $127.99

  1. LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

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LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition

LeapFrog is a long-standing name in kids’ tablets, and the brand has worked hard to maintain its reputation for economical, parent-controlled, and yet kid-pleasing devices. Enter the LeapFrog Epic, Academy Edition: a relatively robust tablet with a shatter-safe screen, surrounded by a removable bumper and equipped with exclusive access (free three-month trial) to LeapFrog Academy, the brand’s new subscription-based educational service.
 
Key Features:

  • 7″ multi-touch, shatter-safe screen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB
  • Kid-safe, right out of the box

Price: $117.99

  1. School Zone Little Scholar 16GB Kids Learning Tablet

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School Zone Little Scholar 16GB Kids Learning TabletFor almost school-age kids, there’s this learning tablet from School Zone. Preloaded with the brand’s proven learning curriculum, which includes more than 70 educational apps, books, videos, and songs, this tablet keeps your kiddos on track – and only on the kind of apps you want them to have. What’s more, the parent mode lets you track and guide their learning, see what apps they use most, and measure your kids’ performance.

Key Features:

  • Available in Pink and Green
  • 7” touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage

Price: $129.99

  1. B.B.PAW Kids Tablet 7 Inch Learning Machine in English & Spanish

B.B.PAW Kids Tablet 7 Inch Learning Machine in English & Spanish

Bilingual (or soon-to-be bilingual) kiddo in your life? You’re going to love this 7-inch tablet, which builds on the Android OS to create a robust tablet with early educational tools. Packed with apps to encourage logical thinking, teamwork, social abilities, memory, musicality, concentration, and other skills, there are 90+ total apps across English, Spanish, math, art, and other subjects. We love that the tablet also looks like a bear, an intelligent, independent and loyal spirit animal for any little one.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage + expandable storage (not included) up to 32 GB
  • Android OS with 90+ built-in apps

Price: $69.99

  1. Apple iPad mini 4

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Apple iPad mini 4

If you’re looking for a tablet that’s great for little ones and is powerful enough to grow (and grow and grow) with your kids, give Apple’s iPad mini 4 a look. Specs jump from 16 GB to 128 GB, from WiFi only to WiFi + cellular, and with a few other differences in between. We love the built-in Guided Access mode, which lets parents restrict usage to certain apps, certain time limits, and certain usage – for example, no in-app purchases, if that’s your preference. Also a plus: the Apple App store has some of the best selection of educational and entertainment apps for young users.

Key Features:

  • 7.9″ Retina high-definition display with 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • 16, 64, or 128 GB internal storage
  • Apple iOS

Price: $370-$400

  1. LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids’ Learning Tablet

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LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids' Learning Tablet

Another LeapFrog device to leap-frog (sorry, couldn’t resist!) onto our list, this learning tablet integrates with the LeapFrog library: 1,000+ educator-approved games, eBooks, videos and apps designed for kids 3-9 years old, and building skills in math, reading, writing, and other subjects. The kid-tough exterior has been drop-tested (and parent-approved!), so you don’t have to worry about accidental damage, while the shatter-proof screen will afford you peace of mind.

Key Features:

  • 5” capacitive screen with 480×272 resolution
  • 4 GB of internal storage
  • Leapfrog Library with 1,000+ games & apps

Price: $136-$140

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Samsung’s back, and this time with its very popular Galaxy Tab 4. The device’s price tag is very fair for the components it offers, including a 1280×800 resolution HD screen for rich graphics and bright colors – an important spec for fledgling gamers! Of course, it’s not just about the specs; Samsung keeps parents happy with Kids Mode, a child-friendly interface that gives you control on time limits, allowed apps, and other preferences.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1280×800 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB
  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS

Price: $180

  1. Yuntab Q88R 7 inch Kids Edition Tablet with Premium Parent Control

Yuntab Q88R 7 inch Kids Edition Tablet with Premium Parent Control

Yuntab delivers serious bang for your buck, with this kids’ edition of its 7-inch, Android-based tablet. In addition to standard tablet specs, this device offers best-in-class iWawa parental controls (connected to the iWawa app store and populated with hundreds of kid-ready apps), and support multiple accounts – share the tablet with your kids or divvy up time between siblings. You’ll all have your own accounts, so no one steps on anyone’s toes. The included, durable case is lightweight yet drop- and shock-resistant, perfect for kids at play.

Key Features:

  • 7” HD touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • Available in Blue, Green, Orange, and Rose
  • 512+8 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB

Price: $48

  1. Lenovo Tab 4

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Lenovo Tab 4
One of the best budget tablets out there today, the Lenovo Tab 4 makes our list for its great specs and powerful, kid-friendly features. We like that this tablet can accommodate up to seven user accounts – it’s perfect for a multi-kid household – and that its parental controls are robust enough to guide how your kids use the device, including allowing only for white-listed websites. The kid’s pack is great fun, with a shock-resistant bumper, blue-light screen filter, and cute stickers; for total protection, pair with the resistant Kids Tablet Case ($20).

Key Features:

  • 8” or 10” HD touchscreen with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • WiFi and WiFi + LTE (cellular) options
  • 16 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included)

Price: $128-$294

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
It’s Samsung again – yes! there’s a pattern; Samsung offers great tablets with great parental controls – this time, with the Galaxy Tab S2. This is about as tricked-out as Android tablets get in 2017, with all the bells and whistles your kid could want or need – for games, reading, or educational purposes. We like that you can share across screens and connect to your TV, and that the fingerprint scanner can provide parents-only access, should the need arise. As always, Samsung builds robust parental controls into their devices; activate, if you wish.

Key Features:

  • 8” or 9.7” touchscreen with 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • 32 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 128 GB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Price: $290-$398

  1. Nabi Jr. 5″ Kids Tablet

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Nabi Jr. 5" Kids Tablet
Nabi Jr. is a fully-featured learning tablet designed as a kindergarten-readiness tool: built-in apps for kids to discover, learn and grow while they have a blast. The device comes loaded with 30 apps and games ready to go – math, reading, puzzles, counting, matching and more. We love that it’s kid-safe right out of the box and is designed, both from a hardware and software standpoint, for safe exploration and discovery. nabi Jr. is the first tablet certified by Trustee as COPPA compliant.

Key Features:

  • 5” screen with 800 x 480 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • Android 4.4 KitKat OS

Price: $100

  1. NeuTab

NeuTab

This well-priced, entry-level tablet offers above-entry-level specs, like a 7” high-definition display that renders excellent color and clarity for movies, apps, games and reading. The processor is fast enough to run any app your kid could want, sans the wait-to-load frustrations common to so many economical tablets. We love (and appreciate) the 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included)
  • Google Android 5.0 Lollipop OS

Price: $60

  1. Tagital 7″ Tablet Bundled with Keyboard

Tagital 7" Tablet Bundled with Keyboard

This well-equipped and well-priced tablet is a great choice for kids who need a device for school. The case sports an integrated keyboard, so they can take notes, do schoolwork, and perform other educational purposes that require significant typing. Beyond that, this powerful little tablet offers fast web browsing, dual cameras, and the Android 4.4 OS – basically, everything older kids will need and want from their tablet experience.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 8 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included)
  • Live, U.S.-based customer service and tech support

Price: $55

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab E

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E
If the Galaxy Tab E Lite doesn’t quite meet your needs, check out its big sister: the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. With a 9.6-inch display, high-definition screen and powerful specs, this tablet is a great choice for bigger kids who can take care of their device. (Still, you may want to pair with a shock- and drop-resistant case and screen protector; there are many available!) And, of course, parents can enable Kids Mode to allow kids to play, browse, and enjoy their table safely. Time limits are also enabled.

Key Features:

  • 9.6” touchscreen with 1280 x 800 (~157 ppi) resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 128 GB
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life, even when streaming video

Price: $188

  1. LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet

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LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Kids Learning Tablet
The last LeapFrog device to make our list, the Glo Kids learning tablet was made just for kids. It accesses the LeapFrog library – a great list of 1,000+ apps to fuel reading, math, writing, arts, and other skills – and has a tough bumper case with a rubberized frame, strong enough to take whatever your kids through at it. (Literally.) Take note: at just 5”, this tough little touchscreen is about the size of a phone – and the perfect size for little hands.

Key Features:

  • 5” resistive screen with 480×272 resolution
  • 4 GB internal storage
  • Leapfrog Library with 1,000+ apps and games

Price: $60-$75

  1. Fire HD 10 Tablet

Kindle Fire HD 10 Tablet
If your kids are old enough to not need the kids’ edition of the Fire, consider an upgrade to the Fire HD 10 tablet. With a big 10.1” screen, a full HD display (1920×1200 pixels!) and 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage, this is a snazzy, fully featured device at an unbeatable price. And, like other Fire devices, you can enable parental controls to set time limits, control internet browsing, and choose other settings to keep your kids safe while they use their devices. The Fire HD 10 is compatible with Amazon FreeTime.

Key Features:

  • 10” HD touchscreen with 1920 x 1200 resolution (224 ppi)
  • 32 or 64 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 256 GB
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Price: $150-$205

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Apparently, we just can’t help ourselves. (Although, this is the last Samsung on our list, promise!.) The Galaxy Tab A is a great mid-level tablet, with an 8” display, 16 GB of internal storage, and Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. We love its ultra-thin, highly portable design – although the profile is significantly bigger, once you add a shockproof case – and the SideSync and Quick Connect features, so you can easily share content between devices. Enable Kid Mode to let kids play safely.

Key Features:

  • 8” touchscreen with 768 x 1024 resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 128 GB
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop OS

Price: $160

  1. Fusion5 Ergonomic Designed Kids Tablet

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Fusion5 Ergonomic Designed Kids Tablet
Offering a great value in kids’ tablets, the Fusion5 was designed for kids and their concerned parents. The ergonomic design is easy to hold, even for small hands, but don’t let the small profile fool you: this tablet is fully featured, capable of handling any app from the Play Store. Thirty pre-loaded games are ready to go, right out of the box, and strong parental controls let you define how else your child can use the device. We love the 28-day money-back guarantee and 12-month U.S. warranty.

Key Features:

  • 7” touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution
  • 8 GB storage + expandable microSD storage (not included)
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS

Price: $68

  1. Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet

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Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet
Dragon Touch is back, this time with an 8-inch tablet designed to grow with your kids. Loaded with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, this tablet is up-to-date and capable of handling any app your kids could want. Of course, that’s if they can drag themselves away from the 20 pre-installed Disney storybooks and 4 audiobooks, guaranteed to draw awes and smiles from little book-lovers. The pre-installed KIDOZ parental controls are best-in-class.

Key Features:

  • 8” touchscreen with 1280×800 resolution
  • 16 GB storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS

Price: $100

  1. NPOLE Android Tablet

NPOLE Android Tablet

It’s hard to find a 10-inch tablet at this price point, but NPOLE does it: this powerful device is loaded with great specs, like 32 GB internal storage and a 1280×800 high-definition display, and can is highly responsive. Pair with a shock-resistant case and keyboard, and this is one tablet that can pull double-duty as a lightweight work or school tablet. Android’s parental controls are enabled, and a 90-day warranty is included.

Key Features:

  • 10.1″ touchscreen with 1280×800 (171 ppi) resolution
  • 16 GB internal storage + expandable microSD storage (not included) up to 32 GB
  • Up to 3.5 hours battery life

Price: $100

  1. Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible

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Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible
We’re rounding out our list with an untraditional “tablet” choice: the Acer Chromebook R 11 convertible notebook. Part notebook, part tablet, this economical Chromebook can function as a laptop or, bent over backward, as a stylish touchscreen, very similar to a tablet. This is an excellent choice for kids who need a tablet for school and homework, but who still want a portable device for gaming, reading, and other entertainment.

Key Features:

  • 11.6″ HD widescreen LED-backlit multi-touch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.08GHz
  • 32 GB internal storage

Price: $249

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