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Tablets for kids

Does your child have a tablet that they use for apps that are educational games that they enjoy learning on? I know that my kids have always loved their Papa's Motorola Xoom tablet, so we decided to get our son a Archos 9" tablet for his 5th birthday in 2012 and I got our daughter a Azpen 7" tablet when she was almost 5. 

The Archos tablet is pretty good and it lasted a good while until the part that you plug the charger into stopped working, so now he isn't able to really use it much. He used it for a long time, but as a cautious parent I don't allow longer than 1 - 2 hours a day use on a tablet for my kids. It's not a babysitter and shouldn't be used as one. He has a lot of games on it for learning to read better, as well as spelling words, and more. It's Android friendly which is a plus. We bought this one online for about $220 I think it was.

The Azpen tablet was cheap and isn't the best option for a tablet at all as it's very slow. It let us load onto it a good few apps like the Archos one did, but it's much slower to load to be able to play and freezes sometimes, and doesn't keep a good charge. This one I bought with a gift card I got for payment from Best Buy for $69.

I am looking at getting them new ones in the upcoming year or so and would love some feedback from users that have tablets for their older children ages 5 and up on which one would be best.

The brands I am looking at getting for my kids that are $300 and under are:
Ipad Mini
Samsung Galaxy tab
Nabi 2
Nexus 7


The tablets I am looking to choose from $300 and below:





8 comments :

  1. We have a Kindle Fire that my three boys,5,7, and 14 years share. The younger boys play games on it with the touch screen. We have had it for a year and no problems

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  2. My oldest has a Kindle Fire HD. I also have one of the same. We haven't had any issues with them. They are still new, however. Not very knowledgeable about any of the ones you mentioned but just stay away from the Kurio 7. It's horrible!

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  3. We have the Google Nexus and really love it. The kids use it instead of the computer all the time. It's pretty sturdy and we've had no trouble with it!

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  4. I wish I could help but we have no tablets in my house so I really do not know. But Glad you told us about this one in case we decide to get one.

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  5. whichever one - you gotta make sure that the apps on there are age-appropriate....and clean....

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    1. Oh yes I know. I don't allow any other apps other than learning abcs to learn to read, adding, kids songs for church, etc and dotted games / hair cutting games from old tablet they had.

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  6. I Found Out The HARD WAY KINDLES ONLY HAVE 8 GB YOU CAN"T ADD MORE AS THERE IS NO CARD INSERT TO PUT ONE IN THAT MEANS WHICH MY SON HAS ALREADY USED ALL THE SPACE/MEMORY UP THE ONLY WAY TO ADD MORE GB IS TO BUY IT ONLINE & YOU HAVE TO PAY MONTHLY FOREVER NO THANK YOU I WILL BE GETTING HIM A DIFFERENT TABLET!!!

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    1. gotcha. yeah, Kindle is not on my to look at list. I don't read other than kid books to them, so it would not be of much use to us

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