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Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

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The best tablet cases for kids are protective, sturdy cases that shield tablets from those inevitable, device-shattering drops. Even during those "oh no!" moments, with a good, well-built tablet case, you don't have to worry about the possibility of a broken tablet. 

Look, we totally get it — no parent or guardian likes to see their hard-earned money being flushed down the toilet. That's why we've rounded up a list on the best tablet cases for kids with butter fingers. This way, you can have a peace of mind knowing that your child's tablet will remain in tact even if it slips out of their hands.

Now if you've already bought one of those Amazon Fire tablets, we recommend the FreeTime Kid-Proof Case as one of the best tablet cases for kids.  If you've opted for a pricey Apple tablet, we've found plenty of cases to guard Apple's latest iPad, which we can understand wanting to protect (its $329 starting price is steep!). 

Looking for a new (but still affordable) tablet? Check out the 2020 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. If you're more about iOS, you'll love our iPad Air vs iPad mini face-off.

Oh, and one last tip: pick a case that matches your kid's personality, so you'll be less likely to find the case lying on the floor after your child decided it wasn't necessary. 

What is the best tablet case for kids?

The best tablet case for kids depends on the type of tablet you have. If your kid has an Amazon Fire tablet, the best tablet case would be the Amazon Kid-Proof Case for Fire 7 tablet.

This case will shield your Fire tablet with this fall-proof, damage-proof protective Amazon tablet case. It's lightweight and made with kid-safe material. It fits perfectly into small hands. And most important of all, this tablet case's construction is durable, so it safeguards the tablet from damage from accidental drops and other unexpected shocks. The colorful design of this Amazon tablet case will likely appeal to your kid and you'll be able to have easy access to necessary buttons and ports on the tablet. 

If you have an iPad mini for your kid, the best kid tablet case for the iPad mini is the CHINFAI iPad Mini case for kids. The best part about this case is its super-cute portable handles, which will be super easy for your child to grip as she or he holds the device and watches videos. This means far less kid fingerprints on the screen. Another awesome aspect of the CHINFAI iPad mini case for kids is that it allows the iPad Mini to become a free-standing device. Your kids can prop the iPad Mini on the case's legs and watch videos hands free.

The CHINFAI iPad Mini case for kids is constructed with shock-proof silicone material, which will cushion the iPad Mini from drops.

The best tablet cases for kids you can buy today

Amazon Kid-Proof Case for Fire 7 tablet (9th. Gen 2019)

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

1. Amazon Kid-Proof Case for Fire 7 tablet (9th. Gen 2019)

Extremely durable
Included kick stand 
Only works with Amazon Fire 7

If you decided to buy the $50 Fire 7 tablet instead of the Kids Edition model, you can still get a case made just for your new slate. As its name implies, Amazon's own FreeTime Kid-Proof Case is designed with little hands in mind, made of durable silicone for protection from bumps and bruises. 

This 2019 edition of the case offers a long-needed improvement: a stand on the back for watching shows hands-free.If you bought your Fire tablet before June 2019, you should buy the matching case for your7th (2017), 6th (2016) or 5th (2015) generation Fire. Amazon also sells a Kid-Proof Case ($29) for its HD 8 Fire tablet.

Fintie 9.7-inch iPad Case

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2. Fintie 9.7-inch iPad Case

Included handle/stand hybrid
Full shockproof protection
No screen protector

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 Case 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 fits Apple's most recent $329 iPad, as well asthe 2017 9.7-inch iPad, the iPad Air 2 and iPad Air.

Speck Products iGuy

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

3. Speck Products iGuy

Turns your iPad into a character
Reliable drop protection
A little cumbersome

While we wait to find out more about the Speck Case-E, it's iGuy iPad case is still in stock at Amazon. Fitting theiPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and original iPad, this tried and true case stands upright for kids who don't want to hold it while they watch shows, and is made of a soft foam that's great for gripping.

Speck Case-E (9.7-inch)

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

4. Speck Case-E (9.7-inch)

Slim profile
The arms are cute and convenient
No included kickstand

Speck's Case-E tablet case isthe most inventive take on the kids tablet case we've seen in a while. Fitting most 9.7-inch iPads (including the iPad, iPad Pro and iPad Air), this tablet has two extendable arms that you can use to wrap it around a car seat's neck, and prop it up as a stand.

TFY Kids Car Headrest Mount Holder

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

5. TFY Kids Car Headrest Mount Holder

Great for car mounting
Bright and colourful
Uses outside of car limited

If your kid keeps throwing or dropping their tablet in the car, you'll probably see this headrest-mountedtablet holder and wonder "where thisbeen all my life?" It's also useful if you've got more than one tyke in the backseat, because now they can't argue over who gets to use it, and they'll just have to watch the same show together. Holds most 9.7-inch tablets, including the iPad 2, 3, and 4.

NuPro Zipper Sleeve for Fire Kids Tablets

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

6. NuPro Zipper Sleeve for Fire Kids Tablets

Great zip bag 
Soft plush fabric inside
Tablet still exposed when taken out

But what ifyour kid already has a tablet case, or — just as likely — doesn't want one.This soft tablet sleeve, built for Amazon's Fire Kids 7and Fire Kids HD 8 tablets,is roomy for a slate clad with a protective bumper. Available in purple with pink or navy with blue.

CHINFAI iPad mini Case for Kids for Apple iPad mini to iPad mini 4

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

7. CHINFAI iPad mini Case for Kids for Apple iPad mini to iPad mini 4

Great handles for watching
Friendly, colourful design
No kickstand

We don't knowwhose idea it was to make an iPad mini case that looks like the Android mascot ate an iPad, but we love it. Its blocky feet allow it to stand outright, without using an easel-leg to prop it up. Made of a soft silicon that will make itgreat to grip and easy to care for.

Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad Mini Case for Baby

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

8. Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad Mini Case for Baby

Beefy, drop-proof design
Great texture on the back
No kickstand

Amazon's Fire 7 cases are nice, but we like the look of this honeycomb-patterned case from Fintie. It offers a little extra visual flair vs the Amazon case, and is $15 less expensive, at $9.99. Your kid can find one the precise color of their preference, as it's sold in 12 colors, including two shades of pink, two shades of blue, two yellows, black and green.

TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids

Best tablet cases for kids in 2021

9. TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids

Great handles for usage
Big on corner impact protection
Strap for car use is loose

The iPad Mini tabletbecomes both easier to hold and mount in a car with this case. Available in blue, green, blue and pink, it's got three handles, so it can be held for landscape-mode content viewing and also carried in one hand like a tiny briefcase.