Times have changed. Yes, that’s a hoary old cliché, but in 2020 it’s come true in ways no one would have thought possible. The cliché is especially true when it comes to kids, tablets and how they use these devices and spend their screen time. It’s become more important than ever to give kids a quality experience that can combine entertainment and education in a single platform. In light of this we take a look at the Best Kid’s Tablets Of 2020.
Best Kid’s Tablets Of 2020
Tablet makers have gotten the message and the current generation of kids tablets are true education and entertainment powerhouses. The best of 2020 have plenty of advanced features, the requisite level of parental control, plus versatility and a sharp, attractive design.
Some of the choices for Best Kid’s Tablets Of 2020 may surprise you, but all of them are solid choices.
Kurio Tab Connect
Most affordable options usually don’t get the nod as best product in a given category, but the Kurio is the exception.
The 7-inch screen is nearly as sharp as that of a high-end smart phone, the battery life checks in at 7 hours, and the parental controls run the gamut from monitoring sites to clocking and limiting screen time.
The clincher is the app access. The Kurio gives kids the ability to connect to Google Play and YouTube Kids, and both apps will keep kids productively busy for hours.
>> Kurio Tab Connect costs £89.99
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
The Amazon Fire may have played second fiddle to the iPad for most of its history, but it’s also had a solid track record. The kid’s version simply expands on that in all sorts of ways that ring the right bells in meeting the needs of both parents and children.
Start with the bumper case, then add a free one-year subscription to Kids Unlimited. This jumps your urchins into the world of Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and thousands of other apps, games, books, etc. but it’s the tech specs that will quietly raise eyebrows.
The 2 GHz quad-core processor has been juiced up to give faster access to all the excellent content, and a sharp screen has always been a strength of the Fire.
The Fire HD 8 Kids tablet is easy, fast navigation is another hidden asset of this tablet, and the fact that Amazon will replace it free of charge during the first two years of use makes it as kid-friendly as any of the tablets on this list.
>> Amazon Fire HD Kids 8 costs £139.99
Pebble Gear Frozen 2 Kids
Parents may roll their eyes a little when they see Elsa, Anna and Olaf waiting to help navigate their tykes and tots through the world of the Pebble Gear Frozen 2 Kids, but the appeal is instantaneous, and the navigation system is simple and basic.
This is a huge appeal for a tablet that’s designed to appeal to the 3-8 year old set, and safety is at the forefront with this tablet when it comes to both parental controls and the absence of pop-up, purchase offers and the like.
The display is ergonomically solid for toddlers, and the battery life is decent, although the short charging cable may be problematic if you need to re-juice the laptop on the fly.
Otherwise it’s a good way to introduce the very young to the digital world, so in that regard it earns its spot on this list.
> Pebble Gear Frozen 2 Kids costs £99.99
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate
The LeapPad tries to be all things to all kids, although older kids may find it a little clunky. But it’s got the requisite protective bumper, a shatter-resistant screen and an attached stylus, along with a solid amount of internal memory and more than enough battery life.
The strength of the LeapPad is on the educational side. It’s got tons of apps that are geared toward learning, with a focus on reading, math skills, puzzles, music and creative endeavours.
Some of the games cost a little extra, but if you’re doing a lot of home schooling this tablet can function as a sort of learning centre, which makes it more than worth the added cost. After all, what parent doesn’t want to pay whatever it takes when it comes to a child’s education?
>> Leapfrog LeapPad Ultimate costs £88.00
Any suggestions I’ve missed in the Best Kid’s Tablets Of 2020 roundup? Leave your thoughts in the comments.