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Buying Your Kids A Tablet

Getting Started

If you are like me you have come to realize that kids love tablets and even if you were the parent that said “my kid will never have a screen as a babysitter” (like me) you have to come to realize that sometimes, having a tablet, can save your sanity.

That being said, there are some many tablets out there which one do you choose for your kid? You can go out and pay up to $1000 for a tablet but what for.. will my kid need that just to watch Paw Patrol on Netflix. Odds are, no.

Here is a list of tablets you should think about buying to entertain your kid on long drives or just so you can clean your kitchen without being interrupted that will not break the bank.


  • Easy to use
  • A ton of kid friendly content
  • Two Year Warranty
  • Durable


  • Poor Battery Life
  • Under Powered
  • Sub par display

If you are looking for a inexpensive tablet with little features other then Free Time the Amazon 7 Fire kids edition is great for younger kids. If you desire something little more powerful with some better display and greater battery life you might want to take a look at the Amazon Fire HD 8.

All in all, a good tablet for younger kids.


  • Inexpensive
  • Decent battery life
  • Great Audio
  • Solid Display


  • App store faulty
  • Sluggish performance still
  •  App compatibility limited

With the one biggest draw back being the lack of app compatibility you will need to ask yourself “what does my kid need a tablet for?” if it is for games, apps or learning, the Fire 8 may not be for your kid.

If movies and Youtube is what you need to distract/ entertain your kid this is a solid option. Not overly powerful so the price point is where you want it might not be as future proof as you would like for your growing kid.


  • Great Value for price
  • Unlimited FreeTime
  • Good battery for screen size
  • High quality resolution


  • Same App store issue
  • Limited App selection
  • Not future proof

Last, but not least of the Amazon Fire series, is the biggest and best of all three reviewed here. The Fire 10 is a bigger, brighter and faster machine. Chalk full of content because of the FREETIME app. A great tablet for your growing kid and something that they can use in and evolve with.

Look at the Amazon Fire 10 for your older kid but do not expect it to blow them out of the water with the hardware.


  • Solid hardware
  • Very durable
  • Google Play Store
  • Light


  • More Expensive then the rest
  • A bit more complex for kids
  • Camera

This Galaxy Tab A has what you would need for your kid if you do not mind spending the extra cash. High quality design which means more durable. Internal hardware will allow you some future proofing for your kid so you aren’t buying a new tablet every year.  That coupled with a decent sized battery which should net you around 6hrs of run time puts this tablet ahead of most in its price range.

If you are looking for all around kids tablet with a bit of a learning curve and do not mind the extra cash, the Galaxy Tab A is something you should think about.

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