Tablets for Kids
Looking for a tablet for your child?

A tablet is a great way to teach kids about personal responsibility for expensive items, promotes necessary tech skills, and lets them access an ocean of information from the palms of their hands.

Allowing your children to use a tablet is an excellent way to entertain them for hours; however, offers some great pointers on “Electronic Device Manners,” which can assist you in maintaining order while also permitting tablet use in your home.

Not all tablets are created equal.

Some cost far more than others, with perks to match. Some tablets were designed with security in mind: you don’t want your child getting into just anything via their tablet.

tablets for kids

Other tablets were created with superior design specifications, and some are great for children to learn how to create their own media, or game efficiently.

Tablets have many uses…

Kids growing up today will likely need significant tech skills to thrive as adults. By getting the right tablet, you can help your child keep up with their peers, and perhaps discover some of their natural and discovered talents through these powerful devices. It’s up to you what your child uses their tablet to do, and many of the devices on this list were designed with your control in mind.

So without further ado, let’s get to the best tablets for kids!

We’ve looked at all these factors and created a ranking that reflects a balance of all of them. No matter what you’re looking for in a tablet for your child, you’ll find it here.

Ranking Methodology

  • Price: the price of the tablet model discussed excluding limited-time-only sales
  • Durability: based on reviews of how sturdy, drop resistant, and spill-resistant a tablet is
  • Design: the ingenuity, style, and appeal of the design to a wide range of ages of kids
  • Gaming and Media Creation: the computing power, as well as the operating system used for gaming or media creation
  • Security and Parental Controls: the operating system and additional features that promote security and parental controls

1) Fire 7 Kid’s Edition

Fire 7 Kid's Edition

This tablet was designed with young children in mind and boasts an impressive two-year warranty in case your youngster ends up breaking it.

It has impressive parental controls, including options to limit screen time, manage content, halt in-app purchases, and more. The device also has a 7″ display, and 16 GB of internal storage.

Your child will enjoy up to 7 hours of use on a full charge. Parents can use a passcode to unlock parts of the Internet they’d like to use when their children are away. T

his device also comes with access to 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which includes over 20,000 movies, TV shows, apps, and books suitable for kids 3-12. You’ll, of course, be able to filter out what you feel is inappropriate for your child.

What We Love:

  • Users said this device was an improvement on previous generations.
  • Users sang the praises of the warranty.
  • Owners also complimented this device’s battery life.
  • Users found this device great for kids 3 and up.
  • Owners complimented this device’s ability to be used by children and adults alike.
  • Users said you get what you pay for, and this is a functional device.
  • Users found this connects well to Wi-Fi.


  • Cost: 4th
  • Durability: 95 (1st)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 80 (4th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 90 (2nd)

2) Beneve 10.1 Kids Tablet

Beneve 10.1 Kids Tablet

This Beneve Tablet is very slim and extremely affordable and comes with great perks.

It offers a 1280 x 800 Full HD Display on a 10.1 inch tablet. Other specs include 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. It has a dual camera to boot and can be expanded 32 extra GB with a micro SD card. This tablet comes with three hours of battery life with a full charge. It has a crisp design that comes with free educational and gaming apps.

Parents can make use of the Kids Account security system to manage what their kids can see. It also features a 12-month worry-free guarantee and lifetime support.

What We Love:

  • Owners were very happy with the price of this item especially considering its utility.
  • Users enjoyed the screen on this tablet.
  • The battery life was praised on this tablet repeatedly.
  • Parents said their children loved this device.
  • One user said the cover on this device was “very protective.”
  • One user praised this device’s parental controls.
  • Users said this device was easy to operate.
  • Owners praised the sound and clarity on this device.


  • Cost: 3rd
  • Durability: 90 (2nd)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 70 (7th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 90 (2nd)

3) Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible

Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible

This model costs much more than what we’ve covered so far, but it comes with some additional perks as well.

It’s built to run on Chrome, comes with virus protection, and has automatic updates. It also has all Google apps built into it as well. You’ll have 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of capacity, and an additional 100GB of Google Drive space.

You can also use the Google Play store for all of your games, music, movie, TV, book, and app needs, among other forms of entertainment. It has 10 hours of battery life, Bluetooth 4.0, and two built-in stereo speakers.

What We Love:

  • This device comes with a 360-degree hinge.
  • This device can be used for children but is also great for adults.
  • It features great Internet accessibility and video streaming.
  • One user gushed that this device is the future they were looking forward to.
  • Users praised this device’s touch screen.
  • Users loved the 360-degree hinge.
  • Out of 1,090 reviews, 61% of users gave this device 5 stars.
  • 14% gave it 4 stars.
  • One user was impressed at this device’s ability to interact with his home devices.
  • Users praised the versatility and quality of this device repeatedly.


  • Cost: 8th
  • Durability: 90 (2nd)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 90 (1st)
  • Security and Parental Control: 85 (6th)

4) Dragon Touch Y88X

Dragon Touch Y88X

This tablet has Android’s latest 10.0 OS, 32GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. Its microSD slot can use memory cards to expand to up to 128 GB of storage.

It’s also up there with the most affordable devices on this list. The DragonTouch Y88X has a colorful kid-proof case that is attractive to young children, yet functional for older kids.

This updated edition of this tablet has Free Disney Content including 20 officially authorized audiobooks. This device has a 7″ HD display, and a 1024×600 resolution.

What We Love:

  • Users as young as two were delighted with this device.
  • Owners loved the video content that was pre-loaded on this device.
  • Users praised the kid-proof case the device comes with.
  • The battery life and charge time were praised.
  • Of 62 reviews 79% of owners gave this device 5 stars.
  • The value of this device was repeatedly noted.
  • Users were happy with this device for their children’s use and their own.


  • Cost: 1st
  • Durability: 85 (7th)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 65 (8th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 90 (2nd)

5) Fire HD 8

Fire HD 8

Amazon’s Fire 8 is an extremely affordable tablet that comes in two sizes: 32GB and 64GB; both very affordable.

They both come with a 2.0 GHz quad-core processor. It has an 8″ display. This tablet has up to 12 hours of battery life. This falls firmly in the for children and adults portion of this ranking. It has a 2 MP front-facing camera and rear-facing HD camera, as well as 720p HD video recording.

This device also comes with dual-band Wi-Fi and 2 GB of RAM. And of course, this tablet comes with Alexa, Amazon’s branded virtual AI assistant.

What We Love:

  • Reviewers said this tablet was a perfect mix of size, quality, and price.
  • Owners said this was significantly better than the Fire 7 model.
  • Users were happy with Alexa.
  • Reviewers praised Amazon’s customer service’s problem-solving skills after purchasing this tablet.
  • Owners said this was great for kids to use.
  • Users said this was excellent at streaming video content.
  • Reviewers said they were very happy with the Amazon apps this comes with.
  • Reviewers were very happy with this tablet’s operating system (Android compatible).


  • Cost: 2nd
  • Durability: 90 (2nd)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 60 (9th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 85 (6th)

6) Samsung Galaxy Kid’s Tab

Samsung Galaxy Kid's Tab

This tablet features a 7″ screen and 8 GB of storage. It’s got a sleek design that comes with a rubber case to minimize drop damages.

Besides the specs, this device was designed for kids, and for parents to monitor their use of it. This app lets kids access educational and entertainment content from Sesame Street, DreamWorks Animation, and National Geographic, among other providers.

Parents can easily select how long their kids can use the tablet, and what apps they can use. You can also monitor what they’re doing and their progress via this tablet’s dashboard.

What We Love:

  • Reviewers said this tablet was great for children as young as three.
  • Owners also said this is a great tablet for kids in their early teens.
  • Users praised this tablet’s battery life.
  • Owners noted the sturdiness of this device.
  • Owners said the Samsung Kids subscription service that you can get through this app is well worth the money.
  • The Samsung Kids subscription comes with hundreds of apps that were chosen for 2-8-year-old children.


  • Cost: 5th
  • Durability: 90 (2nd)
  • Design: 85 (10th)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 80 (4th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 90 (2nd)

7) Dragon Touch K10

Dragon Touch K10

This tablet offers a 10 inch HD display with 1280×800 resolution. It has the most recent Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.

It’s perfectly ready to engage with the Internet and stream Netflix, Youtube, make use of Instagram and do whatever else you need it to. This tablet comes with 16 GB of internal storage. By using a microSD card you can bump up that storage to 128 GB.

This Dragon lets you access the Google Play Store for all your video, game, and educational needs. It also has a 12-month warranty after purchase.

What We Love:

  • One owner said this tablet was better than all of the other tablets they’ve owned for its price.
  • Reviewers praised this tablet’s speed.
  • The value of this device was repeatedly praised.
  • Owners were happy with the apps on this device.
  • Reviewers were impressed with the compatibility of this device with other devices.
  • Owners complimented the customer service they received related to this item.


  • Cost: 6th
  • Durability: 80 (8th)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 85 (2nd)
  • Security and Parental Control: 85 (6th)

8) Tanoshi 2-in-1

Tanoshi 2-in-1

This tablet was designed for kids who are 6-12 years old. It has a 10.1″ HD detachable touchscreen tablet that connects to a full kid-size keyboard. If you have a burgeoning writer on your hands this is a great tablet to get for them.

This device comes with easily operated parental controls that can manage screen time, approve or deny apps, remotely lock the device, and more from the comfort of your phone. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and comes with pre-loaded educational apps for kids.

What We Love:

  • Reviewers said this was very intuitive to use.
  • Users said this was a very sturdy device.
  • Owners said their children loved this device.
  • One reviewer said this has helped his daughter learn to code.
  • Reviewers repeatedly praised the apps that were built into this device.
  • Owners said the 6-hour battery life on this device was amazing.


  • Cost: 7th
  • Durability: 80 (8th)
  • Design: 90 (3rd)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 60 (9th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 95 (1st)

9) Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go

The Surface Go is a premier tablet offered by Microsoft. It’s the most expensive tablet on the list, but you can expect it to perform like a laptop with the transportability of a tablet. It has a responsive touchscreen and runs on Windows 10 Home.

This tablet has 64 GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a strong WiFi connection. There’s also a more expensive 128GB model with 8GB of RAM. There’s special pricing for eligible parents, teachers, and students.

What We Love:

  • Reviewers found this to be exceptional for students.
  • Owners said they and their children loved this device.
  • Users said this device was very fast for its price.
  • Users said this device was more compatible with other devices and apps than Apple products.
  • Owners said this was a great product for business people who need to work on the go.
  • Users said this has become their most-used device.


  • Cost: 10th
  • Durability: 86 (6th)
  • Design: 95 (1st)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 80 (4th)
  • Security and Parental Control: 80 (9th)

10) Apple IPad 128GB

Apple IPad 128GB

Some people consider the Apple IPad to be the mother of all tablets; however, this may be suitable for older kids or teens that are responsible with their electronics due to its cost.

If you’re used to using Apple products, you’ll likely find this device extremely intuitive. It costs more than most tablets on this list, but the comfort, familiarity, and functionality of this device are worth the cost.

This device has up to 10 hours of battery life, Face ID technology, an A12Z Bionic chip, and much more. There’s a 12.9-inch retina display, two speakers for audio, and an 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection. It will run all of the Apple apps and can seamlessly connect to other Apple products.

What We Love:

  • Out of 7,668 customer reviews, this device received a 5-star rating of 93% of the time.
  • Owners said this device was great for amateur artists working in digital spaces.
  • Users praised its value and performance.
  • Reviewers said this device had a crisp, beautiful screen.
  • Owners said this model improved on the quality of previous IPads.
  • Owners said this device was extremely durable.
  • Users were thrilled with the battery life on this device.


  • Cost: 9th
  • Durability: 80 (8th)
  • Design: 95 (1st)
  • Gaming and Media Creation: 85 (2nd)
  • Security and Parental Control: 80 (9th)

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