May 9, 2022

Best Android tablets for kids 2022

By Richard Devine Christine Persaud Chris Wedel last updated April 05, 2022

Which is the best Android tablet to get for kids?

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AmazonFire HD 10 Kids EditionCHECK PRICE2

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AmazonFire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)CHECK PRICE3

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SamsungGalaxy Tab A7 LiteCHECK PRICE4

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AmazonFire HD 10 Kids ProCHECK PRICE5

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LeapFrogLeapPad Academy Kids TabletCHECK PRICE6

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LenovoTab M8 (HD)CHECK PRICE7

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Dragon TouchKidzPad Y88X 7CHECK PRICE

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Every kid wants a tablet, but deciding to invest in an Android tablet for kids is a big step. There are several features to consider: price, parental controls, and perhaps most importantly, durability. The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is a top pick for offering tons of great content for kids, including a protective bumper case and parental controls. You can manage what your kids do and not worry that they might be accessing questionable websites or web content.

Affordable and functional Android tablets for kids

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Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet

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REASONS TO BUY

+Great warranty+Lots of content for kids of all ages+Excellent parental controls+Fantastic display+Great sounding dual speakers

REASONS TO AVOID

-Can be a bit large for some children-On the expensive side-No Google services built-in

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is packed with some of the best hardware and software features you could ask for as a parent. Amazon took its top-of-the-line tablet for little ones aged three to seven, loaded it with parental controls, kid-specific content, and wrapped it up in a durable and functional case in lavender, sky blue, or aquamarine. While the screen size might be difficult for smaller toddlers to hold, the provided case does include a fold-out kickstand to prop up the tablet.

At 1080p, the full-HD display provides excellent colors and clarity. This becomes especially important when your child learns to read since the text will be much more straightforward. The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition also retains the awesome-sounding dual-speakers setup with Dolby Atmos support. However, for those times when you’d like to limit the noise pollution in the room, there is still a 3.5 mm headphone jack so your child can keep watching their favorite shows.

The inclusion of 2GB RAM, along with the 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB, means that the tablet will be a bit more future-proof than other options. Since this is a kids’ edition from Amazon, it gets a free year of Amazon’s Kids+ software. This provides parental controls for you and over 20,000 age-specific titles for your kids. Not only that, but the tablet also gets two years of “worry-free” guarantee — if the tablet breaks, Amazon will replace it. What else could you ask for?RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review: Double Jeopardyhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.513.0_en.html#goog_17931510400 seconds of 13 minutes, 44 secondsVolume 0% PLAY SOUND

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

A kids tablet that’s almost impossible to beatTODAY’S BEST DEALS

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REASONS TO BUY

+Great warranty+Tons of child-friendly content+Excellent parental controls+Well priced+Kids case is almost indestructible

REASONS TO AVOID

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You get almost everything with the Fire 8 Kids Edition. The only thing the Fire 8 is missing is the Google Play Store. While that might be off-putting to some adult buyers, it’s not an issue for children, especially when Amazon does such a great job providing and curating content that your little ones will enjoy.

Specifically, though, the Kids Edition has perks over the regular Fire 8 that make it worth the extra money. The included case is absurdly thick and just bounces when the tablet (inevitably) hits the deck. Amazon has a bulletproof two-year warranty where you can claim a replacement if the worst happens, and Amazon Kids+ for a year is a handy bonus. The 12-hour battery is appreciated along with the built-in 32GB of storage, expandable to a whopping 1TB via an optional microSD card. It also now comes with a USB-C charger.

Amazon’s parental controls are also robust. The kids can have a completely walled experience, siloed off from the main tablet where you, the parent, would have to share content that isn’t already curated for young eyes. It’s a tablet you can genuinely hand to your child without having to worry about them breaking it or what they’re doing with it.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Affordable and funTODAY’S BEST DEALS

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REASONS TO BUY

+Super affordable+Lightweight, so it’s easy to bring with you+Seamless transition among Galaxy devices

REASONS TO AVOID

-No kid-protected area-Might be slower than othersAdvertisement

If you work and live within the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, chances are you will want your child to stick with the brand for their tablet as you’re already familiar with the interface and style. The Tab A7 Lite is an affordable option that’s worth considering for a young one.

Running on Android 11 and with a MediaTek processor, it has a sizeable 8.7-inch 1,340×800 WXGA+ screen and reasonable 32GB of internal storage for photos, videos, apps, and more, expandable up to 1TB via microSD card. Made with a sturdy metal frame, it’s designed to withstand the odd bump and scuffs, and at just 0.81 lbs., it’s easy to take with you and be held by tiny child hands. With the dynamic One UI interface, you can seamlessly connect the tablet to other compatible Galaxy devices, so you can let your child start watching a video from the tablet in the car, for example, and finish using your phone in the stroller.

Shipping with two months of free YouTube Premium, you can get entertained right out of the gate. The tablet has a long-lasting battery, 8MP, and 2MP cameras, and dual speakers.

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Amazon Fire 10 Kids Pro

More power, more accessTODAY’S BEST DEALS

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REASONS TO BUY

+Cool case design options+Protected kids section+Access to more apps+Access to digital store

REASONS TO AVOID

-Might find more suitable options for older kids-No access to Google Play storeAdvertisement

Most Amazon Fire tablets for kids are designed for young children up to about age 7, but the latest Fire HD 10 Kids Pro model is geared toward kids aged 6 to 12. Complete with a slimmer case in black or sky blue or a funky doodle or intergalactic design, the most significant difference is that these older kids are trusted with access to a digital store. They can request and download apps and purchases that parents approve and access a wider selection of apps, like Netflix, Zoom, and Minecraft. Kids can also make voice and video calls to another Alexa-enabled device over Wi-Fi to parent-approved contacts, like a close friend or the grandparents.

But it has all the parental controls caregivers and parents love about these tablets, including built-in controls in the web browser to filter out inappropriate websites and content. Parents also can block specific websites if they don’t want their kids visiting them. If the tablet is shared with a younger sibling, you can still take advantage of the free one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+. The tablet also comes with the generous two-year worry-free guarantee as all other Amazon Kids edition tablets.

Equipped with a 2GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM, 10.1-inch full HD screen with aluminosilicate glass, dual cameras (2MP front and 5 MP rear), USB-C 2.0, 32 or 64GB storage expandable up to 1TB, and up to 12-hour battery life, it’s the most feature-rich Kids edition tablet in the Fire line-up.

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