Best tablet cases for kids 2023

TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids
TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids (Image credit: TopEsct)

The best tablet cases for kids are built solidly, ensuring that the tablet's chassis is properly insulated from scary, heart-pumping drops. Accidents happen, but with the right case, the dreaded broken-tablet nightmare can be dodged.

No parent nor guardian likes to see their hard-earned money being flushed down the toilet. That's why we've rounded up a list of the best tablet cases for accident-prone kids with butterfingers. This way, you can have a peace of mind knowing that your child's tablet will remain undamaged — even if it falls out of their hands.

Now if you've already bought one of those Amazon Fire tablets, we recommend the FreeTime Kid-Proof Case (opens in new tab) 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 (we can understand wanting to protect it — its starting price is steep). 

What is the best tablet case for kids?

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

Best tablet cases for kids in 2022

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

Reasons to buy

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Extremely durable
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Included kick stand 

Reasons to avoid

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Only works with Amazon Fire 7

If you decided to buy the $50 (opens in new tab) 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. 

If you bought your Fire tablet before June 2019, you should buy the matching case for your7th (opens in new tab) (2017), 6th (opens in new tab) (2016) or 5th (opens in new tab) (2015) generation Fire. Amazon also sells a Kid-Proof Case ($29 (opens in new tab)) for its HD 8 Fire tablet. (opens in new tab)

Fintie 9.7-inch iPad Case

Best tablet cases for kids in 2023

2. Fintie 9.7-inch iPad Case

Reasons to buy

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Included handle/stand hybrid
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Full shockproof protection

Reasons to avoid

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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. 

Speck Products iGuy

Best tablet cases for kids in 2022

3. Speck Products iGuy

Reasons to buy

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Turns your iPad into a character
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Reliable drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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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 the iPad 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 2022

4. Speck Case-E (9.7-inch)

Reasons to buy

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Slim profile
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The arms are cute and convenient

Reasons to avoid

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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 2022

5. TFY Kids Car Headrest Mount Holder

Reasons to buy

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Great for car mounting
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Bright and colourful

Reasons to avoid

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Uses outside of car limited

If your kid keeps throwing or dropping their tablet in the car, you'll probably see this headrest-mounted tablet holder and wonder "Where has this been 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. 

NuPro Zipper Sleeve for Fire Kids Tablets

Best tablet cases for kids in 2022

6. NuPro Zipper Sleeve for Fire Kids Tablets

Reasons to buy

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Great zip bag 
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Soft plush fabric inside

Reasons to avoid

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Tablet still exposed when taken out

But what if your 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 2022

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

Reasons to buy

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Great handles for watching
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Friendly, colourful design

Reasons to avoid

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No kickstand

We don't know whose 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 it great to grip and easy to care for.

TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids

Best tablet cases for kids in 2022

9. TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids

Reasons to buy

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Great handles for usage
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Big on corner impact protection

Reasons to avoid

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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.

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!