Best Tablet Cases for Kids

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Parents know the incessant whine as a child begs to use the family tablet. Parents also know little hands will immediately drop electronic devices, spill things or otherwise wreak havoc the second their fingers touch the screen. Even if you happen to have an extra tablet for Junior, you'll want to invest in a case that keeps the kids entertained and protects the tablet from certain destruction. Here is our list of the top kid-friendly cases that should offer you some peace of mind.

Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof Case

If you decide not to opt for one of the Fire Kids Edition tablets, but still want to share the new family tablet with the younger members, opt for Amazon's own FreeTime Kid-Proof Case. It's designed with little hands in mind, and is made of a durable silicone for protection from bumps and bruises.

Speck iGuy

Available in red or orange, the Speck iGuy is made of flexible EVA foam that protects your iPad 1, 2, 3 or 4 against drops and other impacts. He stands at attention on his chubby little legs, and his arms make squishy handles. Plus, he's super cute.

Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad Mini Case for Baby

Made of heavy-duty, dense EVA foam, the Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad mini Case for Baby is ready for your infant's fists of fury. The grip handles are perfect for little hands, or for Mom and Dad. Also, the kickstand means you can prop the tablet up for hands-free use.

Tabbeez Stuffed Animal Tablet Stand

It's a stuffed animal AND a tablet stand — what more could your child possibly ask for? The Tabbeez stands up, permitting hands-free tablet use, which will help prevent aching little arms from simply dropping the tablet. The stand can also be comfortably held in a lap for car trips. It will hold most 8- or 10-inch tablets.

Belkin Lego Builder Case for iPad mini

What kid (and what adult, really?) doesn't love Legos? Made by Belkin, the Lego Builder Case for the iPad mini (1, 2 or 3) protects the tablet from bumps and bruises. Plus, the case has an official blue Lego back plate your child can use to build cool things. Choose from yellow, red or green shells.

KaZoo Case for iPad mini

For younger kids, animals tend to be a big hit. Griffin's KaZoo case for iPad mini or iPad mini with Retina Display transforms a tablet into a giraffe or a panda. The KaZoo case has wide feet so that it can stand up on its own. This also gives a slight angle when the device is lying down, so it's easy for your child to draw or interact with on-screen content ergonomically. A matching stylus, sold separately, fits neatly into a hole at the bottom of the feet so your child doesn't lose the pen while playing.

Xodo Kids Series Case

This super lightweight case fits on any iPad mini, and it's designed to be freestanding. Since this case is constructed from an impact-resistant polycarbonate material, you don't have to worry about your little one damaging the device if it's dropped. For extra support (and peace of mind), the case has a shock-absorbing silicone inner-sleeve and double-thick silicone corners. 

Pugo Top Kids Bumper Case

This universal case will work with any 7-inch tablet, and it comes in colors including pink, dark blue, black, green, light blue, light pink and orange. Its back cover is made of a soft silicone material, making the case shock-resistant and anti-fingerprint. Your child won't have any issues plugging in accessories, such as earbuds, either, thanks to the cutouts for full access to tablet ports.

Fintie 7-inch Tablet Kiddie Case

One way to make it a little easier for your child to hold on to a tablet is to invest in a case with a handle. The Fintie Slim Shell Case Cover comes with just that — an easy-to-grab handle — and the Fintie can also be used as a stand. This cover is composed of a heavy-duty EVA foam to endure wear and tear over time. It can fit a wide range of 7-inch tablets, and it has convenient cutouts for buttons and controls.

Turpro Kids Silicone Case

This case is designed to fit most 7-inch tablets, and your little one will have his or her choice of colors, including red, hot pink, purple, blue and lime green. Its anti-slip silicone design is made for easy grasping, meaning your child may be less likely to drop the tablet on the go. But you can rest assured, thanks to the Turpro's shock-resistant soft silicone material, that the tablet will be fine in case drops do happen.

Logitech Big Bang ($59.99)

Cute cases are great, but you also need protection. The Big Bang case from Logitech maintains a kid-friendly weight and a slim design but still offers impact protection for falls from up to 4.6 feet. That's thanks to the shock-absorbent material that lines the edges and the screen cover. It's helpful that the liner, which activates the iPad Air's sleep/wake function, is wipeable for the inevitable spill.

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6 comments
  • Tabatha Says:

    I agree Shane. My toddlers go thru tablets way to fast for me to spend outrageous amounts of money for a tablet. I have looked everywhere trying to find a childproof case for my 10 inch RCA Pro 10 Edition tablets and can't find anything. Does anyone know of a case to fit it please and thanks...

  • Shane Says:

    You are aware other companies make tablets aren't you?
    This article should be called Best ipad case for kids.

  • Danielle Says:

    Some of these are very cute! Excellent post!

  • Kerrie Says:

    I have an original Samsung galaxy 10.1 tablet which I have loaded up with games for my grandson but would like to get a childproof cover for it...Any ideas where I can get one from in Aus.?
    Thanks
    Kerrie

  • Anna Attkisson, Laptop Mag & Tom's Guide Managing Editor Says:

    While it's not a cute as the case you already have, Otterbox makes very durable cases. And they make one specifically sized for the Galaxy Tab 3.0 7. http://www.otterbox.com/Defender-Series-Case-for-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-3-7.0/sam2-galaxy-tab-3-7,default,pd.html

  • Ingrid Says:

    Hi Anna,
    Can you recommend a kid proof case for my 3 yr. old daughter? I just bought her a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids for Christmas. It comes with a case but I want something more durable & shock proof if she accidentally drops it. Thank you.

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