Best Tablet Cases for Kids

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Once you've given your child a tablet, you ought to also purchase a case to protect this new toy. Sure, these slates provide hours of fun, but these slender slates aren't exactly grippy, and quite the opposite if they're made by Apple. This could lead to accidental damage from repeated drops onto  the ground. While the Amazon Fire tablets slide right into the $24.99 FreeTime Kid-Proof Case, we've found plenty of alternatives that protect other models from the chaos a child can create.

And if you pick one of the cuter or cooler cases, to match your kid's personality, you'll be less likely to find the case lying on the floor after your child decided it wasn't necessary.   

Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof Case

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 a durable silicone for protection from bumps and bruises. If you bought your Fire tablet before May 2017, you'll probably want a case for 6th (2016) or 5th (2015) generation Fire. Amazon also sells a Kid-Proof Case ($29) for its 2017 HD 8 Fire tablet ($129)

TFY Kids Car Headrest Mount Holder

If your kid keeps throwing or dropping their tablet in the car, you'll probably see this headrest-mounted tablet holder and wonder "where 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. Holds most 9.7-inch tablets, including the iPad 2, 3, and 4.

Speck iGuy (Best for Prime Members)

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. Currently, Amazon's offering Prime users the option orange version of this case for only $14.69

Eddie The Frog iPad Mini Case

Here's one frog that you'll be happy to see in your kid's hands. Fits the iPad Mini, Mini Retina, Mini 2 and Mini 3 tablets and features a free-standing design that allows it to be propped up, so younger users can sit back to enjoy their favorite programming, and not have to hold the device the entire time. Made of durable, dense EVA foam that helps take the brunt of the impacts from drops and bumps. Also features an adjustable car headrest strap for when you want to turn the backseat of your car into a living room.

Okstation EVA Drop-Proof iPad Mini Case for Baby

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.

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.

Griffin KaZoo Fox Case for iPad mini

For younger kids, animals tend to be a big hit. This Griffin KaZoo case for iPad mini, mini 2 and mini 3 transforms a tablet into an adorable fox. 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.

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.

TopEsct iPad Mini Case for Kids

The iPad Mini tablet becomes 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. 

Logitech Big Bang

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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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • Fay Hatton Says:

    I have purchased 7" Proscan PLT7650G tablets for my Grandchildren for Christmas and am looking for silicon protectors and cannot seem to find any. do you have any cases that would work for them. The little ones are 2-4 so for sure I require some kind of protection case for the tablet

    Thank you
    Fay Hatton

  • brandy g. Says:

    Some of these cases are so cute. My 7 year old has already went through an iPad & Kindle fire. Both shattered when she dropped them. This year is getting a new iPad but we are definitely getting her a cover to protect it. Hopefully this one will last a long time!

  • 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.?

  • 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.,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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