Kids Tablets to Buy (or Avoid)
With their touch-screen interfaces and often simpler operating systems, tablets are a way for kids to learn how computers work. These slates they can test their minds with games such as Monument Valley 2, and allow them to stream shows such as Teen Titans. And if you buy a tablet made for kids, you get comprehensive parental controls to help you stop junior from browsing adult-oriented websites or making in-app purchases.
While it typically costs $129, the 8-inch Fire Kids HD 8 — our new favorite kids tablet — has been going on and off sale for week, and is currently down to a low $99. In addition to top-tier parental controls, a protective bumper, a worry-free warranty and access to thousands of books, videos, educational apps and games, it offers long battery life and a bright display. If your budget is lower and you don't worry about your child breaking their toys, the $50 price of the Fire 7 cannot be beat.
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