Looking for more options for your child?If you are tech-savvy parent looking for more options, just go through all the information here. I’m going to take a quick look at some of the best tablets out there for kids.
LeapFrog LeapPad – One of the most distinguishing features of the Leapfrog Leappad tablet is its inbuilt camera – Why is that such a big feature? Mostly because kids shoot their own pictures, take videos, record audio and combine all this content to make their own stories. It’s a durable, versatile tablet which has a 2GB memory which is enough to store plenty of interactive books, applications and games. Another big hit with parents is the ability of the Leappad to keep tabs on a child’s progress and automatically adjust difficulty levels accordingly. Support for flash cards, built-in tutorials etc. makes this tablet a fantastic educational tool. Price point – $99 Read more at http://www.leapfrog.com/leappad/index.html
Nabi Tablet – The first Android tablet designed for kids, the Nabi is Netflix-ready and allows kids to browse the web, watch movies, read books and play games. It’s more than a toy tablet – its full range of features can be unlocked by parents with a password for complete apps store and web access. It’s got a 7 inch screen with excellent video playback and comes with a whole range of features that you’d find in any tablet for grown ups. Priced at $200 the Nabi tablet educates, entertains and has the advantage of being a real tablet that a child will grow with as opposed to a toy table that’s discarded later on. More information at http://www.nabitablet.com/
The Vinci Tablet – The Vinci tablet looks like a real tablet and comes with a 7 inch screen and a 3MP camera. Designed for young kids this Android powered learning tablet combines cutting edge technology with developmental science to offer truly educational contect. Named after the legendary inventor and genius Leonardo Da Vinci, the device has been designed to let kids make their own discoveries by intuitive exploration and learning. All the videos, stories and games are geared towards letting a child master certain developmental milestones before allowing them to move to the next stage. It lacks Wifil but comes ith an internal storage of 4GB and 3 hours of battery life. Prices start at $389 with higher priced versions offering more content and battery life. There’s more information at http://www.vincigenius.com/
Archos Child Pad – The Archos child pad (http://www.archos.com/)has the distinction of being able to run Google’s latest mobile OS wonder the – “Ice Cream Sandwich” right out of the box. It’s got a mobile parental filter and comes with a kid app store that filters apps to fit 14 child-safe categories. With plenty of games and activities, this children’s tablet is priced at $130.
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Kindle Fire - The Kindle Fire (https://kindle.amazon.com/) might also be an option for you to consider. It’s got around one thousand illustrated children’s titles which should keep kids busy for a long time to come. With plenty of games and apps, movies, songs, magazines and books all displayed on a 7 inch screen, the kindle fire offers great deal of educational & entertainment value at the price point of $200. Wifi enabled this could be an excellent tablet for older children.
Nook Tablet – Bookworms will love Barn’es & Noble’s latest offering – The Nook tablet. With numerous interactive books to choose from and about a thousand picture books, the Nook tablet offers lots of educational content. Parents can also record themselves reading with the special ‘Read to me’ features enabling children to listen to these stories even when the parents are absent. It’s availabe for $250
Karuma Playbase – An Android powered tablet, the Karumap Playbase is a sturdy tablet that features a 7 inch screen and 5 hrs of battery life. However its lower resolution screen isn’t very attractive. It’s quite durable thought and the silicone casing can take quite a beating. http://www.play-base.com/