Official: you want to buy a tablet for the children.
Because you have done all your homework with the first and second parts of this kids and tablet series, you know what will happen when you put your kids on these Heightstech toys.
But before you run out and invest hundreds of dollars, look at some options and find out what works best for your family.
Here are today's top choices based on age, price and overall wow factor.
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Specific tablets, such as tablets from ClickN Kids, Kurio, VTech, Fuhu or LeapFrogare, such as tablets with training wheels.
As we mentioned in the second part of this series, these may be a good way for young people to cut their networksteeth.
They often target children between the ages of 3 and 9 and have varying degrees of age
Specific games, educational apps, parental controls, content filters, and even timers can help with the whole "too much screen time" issue.
There are a few kids here.
Central options to consider: Part 1: Kids can't resist the temperature of the tablet, $ 100Pro: cheap, long battery life, great kit for parental control, great voice program: the black screen is hard to find the on/off switch. This is a low level. priced, entry-
Android tablets available to the entire family.
It comes pre-loaded with more than 30 applications, including a learning-to-
Read the specific Rooney music Voice series (
An extra $30 is usually required).
There is a slight learning curve (
It's hard to find the "on" switch-
Although the company is improving its design and bumper to make it easier).
But one of my favorite features is the home screen with two huge buttons: one marked "adults" and the other marked "children ".
"Part 2: road rules for children and tablets also have a range of parental controls, including app approval, Internet management, time --
Limit control and activity monitoring.
But it's not always easy to find and use to really take advantage of these features, which takes some time and patience.
Put it next to a more expensive children's tablet and it looks a bit dim by comparison, especially since it has the darkest screen of all the models we review.
Will the children notice this?
Maybe not, as long as you don't give them one sideby-Side contrast.
Leappad ultra, $149 Pro: It's a great educational tablet for young kids: apps can get expensive for older kids or adults, especially in 4-to 9-year-old range.
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra focuses on education and covers a plastic bumper, a large 7-
Full-size wireless touch screen
Fi features and rechargeable batteries.
These are the favorite fans of our youngest reviewers, who especially like the positiveand rear-
Face the camera, MP3 player, and the fact that it looks like a fun toy.
Although it is difficult to support through a variety of spills, water drops and other children --
Life wear and tear, this is not the tablet your child wants to see or the tablet you use after your child goes to bed.
Samsung galaxy tab 3 7
0 "children's edition, $ pro: long battery life, beautiful and high-
Terminal tablets that can grow with kidsCon: expensive, less parental control like ClickN Kids, which can also easily switch between adults and children.
Overall, this is one of the best and easiest ways to use children
Specific equipment around.
In children's mode, teenagers can play pre-installed games and you can add more content from the children's store and Google play store at any time.
Parents can choose to approve which apps the child can play with, or set a time limit for how long the child can play on the device.
The tablet is equipped with a bumper or protective case and can also be used as a stand.
The tablet has a beautiful, bright and clear screen with a battery life of up to 9 hours and can surpass most kids with a single charge.
On the other hand, having your child access the internet on this device is completely or not available at all.
It's easy to restrict child access to the app and set time limits for playing with the device, but there's no middle ground in terms of overall Internet security --
You have to build it.
In the browser "open" or "close", so you can't really customize which websites or categories children can access.
Watchfuhu dreamtab, a prolific maker of children's tablets, is about to launch a new tablet for super-
Popular market for children's movies and explosive tablets. The Android-
Launched in early June, Fuhu-based DreamTab is loaded with DreamWorks Animation interactive videos and games based on Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Majima franchises, as well as other franchises.
While Fuhu has been criticized in the past for not giving enough attention to educational content, the new label has performed well in the competition, guiding children on how to draw and produce animations of their favorite characters, create books and edit videos.
Even parental control is treated like a cartoon.
A short video of a DreamWorks character tells kids when to take a break from the screen or turn off the day.
Parental control also got stars-
Treatment, including firstof-its-
Online privacy protection for good children (COPPA)
Email that meets the requirements, a child
Friendly social networks and text messages.
Kurio extreme, 4g lte (
On Verizon Wireless network only)
$229 this fall
The Inch Android tablet is designed for children, but relaxes the tie through Verizon's first 4g connection.
This means that children can play, watch and surf the Internet on the go using tablets like adults.
Back in January, when the news was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, I was told by company officials that this connection was important and one official noted that, "Children want to use tablets in the same way as their parents, which means they have access to a variety of content no matter where they are and whenever they want it. " Hmm.
It seems to me that with this new connection, the child's privacy and additional mobile phone charges have attracted new attention, although the company says it is easy for tablets to be added to existing home plans
App parental control prevents children from accessing pornographic websites or playing music after they go to bed.
Depending on the age of your child, your budget, and whether you want to use a tablet as well, a better value can be comprehensiveCharacteristic "growth-
"Tablets, children can learn from them and grow.
Now, many of them have features for children --
Free time like Amazon Kindle Unlimited, or Netflix Kids-
Maybe all you need to do is turn a home tablet into more kidsFriendly equipment.
If you are hesitant to buy a device that children will soon surpass, you may want to pay around $50 for a Target or Walmart special, but keep in mind that ultra-
Low prices usually mean superlow quality.
Your child may crash under the frustration of buggy software and cheap buildings that can't take away what kids eat, and in any case, you may find yourself later for the right one
If you really decide a complete one
Mature tablet, the biggest decision you have to make is to make a decision between an Android device or an iPad. There are high-
There are high quality options on both sides, and you will get plenty of parental control in either way, so it boils down to taste issues.
But if you're ready to help your Novice tablet users dig deep into the real tablet, this is the best option for you: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 "(Wi-Fi)
Amazon's popular tablet, priced at 244, runs a slightly modified version of Android, but can still play all the hot games, and the Kindle store has a lot of children's programming and educational content.
The Kindle Fire HDX stereo speakers and a clear LCD screen are perfect for video.
Kindle FreeTime is a reliable parental control mode that allows you to set separate time limits for different types of content;
Again, the new Mayday remote video support means that you can get help whenever the child disrupts the settings.
Amazon's media store dominates with the best options for books, movies, TV shows and music, and its simplified interface is also easier for kids to use than standard Android.
Google Nexus 7 "(16GB)
The $229 Google premiere gadget Nexus 7 is an intuitive device that children can navigate without any problems.
But don't delude yourself: it's a very "adult" device and you may need to set limits for web browsing, mature games and other content.
We show you how to do this in part 4 of this kids and tablet series.
Apple iPad mini ,(16GB, Wi-Fi)
$299 give them a pint if you want to go all out
Large but powerful equipment worth growing up.
The IPad mini is as capable as its big brother, but its reduced form factor is a huge blow to young hands.
The biggest problem with giving a child such a big tablet is the fear of losing or damaging it.
You have to invest in a great case and make sure to find out that my iPad is on! HAND-ME-
Of course, you don't need to give a brand new top deviceof-the-
Install a tablet on your child.
Consider handing over your own tablet and doing a personal upgrade in the process, or choose the last upgrade
The generation or renovation model of a small part of the cut-edge prices.
No matter which one is best for your family, it is important to make sure there are no dangerous apps and websites.
Keep an eye on the next episode of tech now and we'll show you everything you need to do to keep your kid's tablet on the right side of the track.
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