Best Tablet for Kids – Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids
When tablets first blew up in a big way, the idea of tablets for kids in a tablet-buying guide would have seemed ridiculous — an Apple iPad was too big and too expensive for children.
But then app-makers started cranking out games and educational software to take advantage of the growing number of tablets in households. The result: Kids were drawn to those expensive glowing slabs of glass like moths to a flame, schools started handing them out and now it seems perfectly normal to discuss the best tablets for kids.
Samsung recognized this market, for one. Instead of buying a toy tablet — usually a proprietary device with its own line of cartridges — or trying to kid-proof a hand-me-down tablet, the company is now offering the new Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids.
It’s a real tablet (albeit with last year’s specs like a 1024 x 600 display), but it’s lightweight, runs Android Jelly Bean (with Google Play access), comes equipped with an intuitive kid-friendly user interface along with pre-loaded games and educational apps, and offers extensive parental controls. So the tablet’s capabilities can grow with the child.
This Samsung tablet is also brightly coloured and comes with a grippy, protective case for easier handling, making it hands-down the best tablet for kids this 2013 holiday season.