Kids Tablets to Buy (or Avoid)
With their touch-screen interfaces and often simpler operating systems, tablets are a convenient way for kids to become familiar with technology. With these slates they can test their minds with educational apps such as Word Search and let loose with mobile games such as Super Slime Blitz, as well as stream movies and shows including Despicable Me 3 and Star Wars Rebels. The only catch is that you can't simply hand any slate off to Junior and not worry. Without solid parental controls, you never know if your kid will wind up buying power-ups in Jetpack Joyride or view mature content they're not ready for. This is where tablets made for kids come in handy.
Amazon's recently introduced an updated version of its 7-inch Fire Kids tablet and an entirely new $129 8-inch model, our new favorite kids tablet. On top of excellent parental controls, a fantastic warranty and access to thousands of books, videos, educational apps and games, it offers long battery life and a bright display. If your kid isn't prone to breaking their toys, the price of the $50 Fire 7 cannot be beat.
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