Tablets make an excellent gateway for children into the world of technology, thanks to their compact and lightweight size, ease of use, and portability. There are a few things to consider when shopping for a tablet for your kid:

Storage

Younger children generally don’t require a ton of storage since they aren’t carrying around massive files, so units with 8GB or less will do just fine. Older kids will appreciate a larger hard drive for taking around all their photos, favorite movies and TV shows, and any school projects. Look for models with expandable storage (usually via microSD) as upgrading external storage is less expensive than paying for an upgraded tablet.

Size

Tablets generally come in 7-10 inch sizes, and this is ideal for little hands to hold and view. Look for models that weigh less than 1 pound, and remember that a protective case will add to the weight of the tablet but is a must if you want to protect your investment.

Durable

Look for models that feature integrated shockproof or dustproof designs. The small cost of a protective case is worth the investment to ensure your child’s device stands up to daily use.

Affordable

Generally speaking, while tablets are more affordable than laptops, you should still expect to spend about $50-$100 for a decent model and case. More expensive models generally have faster processors, more storage, better graphics, and increased connectivity options, but there are still some very affordable models out there that don’t disappoint and are perfect for kids.

With the above information in mind, here are 50 of the best rated tablets and accessories for kids, in descending order of cost.

1. Apple iPad Mini 4 MK6L2LL/A 7.9-Inch

While it might be the costliest model in our list, this is an excellent choice for those that want a tablet the whole family can enjoy. Apple’s OS is famous for being incredibly intuitive and user-friendly, making the iPad Mini a great choice for little ones. It weighs less than a pound and features an HD camera for taking crystal clear photos.

Key features:

Choice of storage sizes
Choice of connectivity (WiFi/cellular)
Up to 10 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $372.99

For additional kid-friendly options, see our list of the Best Laptops and Accessories for Kids.

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8.0″

The Nook is an excellent choice for kids thanks to its lightweight and thin design. Less than a quarter of an inch thick and under a pound, little hands won’t tire holding it. 32GB of built-in storage (expandable up to 128GB) provides space for all the books, photos, and more your child collects.

Key features:

Easily syncs with other Samsung devices
Up to 13 hours battery life
Integrated fingerprint scanner

Cost: *Est. $280

3. Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A

An excellent choice for those that want a tablet the whole family can enjoy, this unit boasts a 1 GHz Apple A5 processor and 1GB of RAM for lightning fast responsiveness. Apple’s OS is famous for being incredibly intuitive and user-friendly, making this tablet a great choice for little ones.

Key features:

Choice of storage sizes
Choice of connectivity (WiFi/cellular)
Up to 10 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $258.30

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4-Inch Tablet

This tablet boasts incredibly clear and high quality resolution to bring your kid’s games, books, photos, and more to life. Multi-view functionality allows for viewing of two apps at once, and the HD cameras allow for video chatting. The option to create multiple profiles makes this an excellent choice for sharing between siblings.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Up to 6 hours battery life
Includes 50GB of Dropbox storage

Cost: *Est. $199.89

5. BLU TouchBook 8.0 P220L Unlocked GSM 3G Quad-Core Android Tablet PC

This tablet boasts a compact design that is ideal for little hands to hold and features an 8-inch IPS LCD capacitive multi-touchscreen. It runs on Android software and features integrated front and rear cameras for easy video chatting.

Key features:

8GB storage, expandable up to 32GB
Up to 10 hours battery life
Weighs less than 1 pound

Cost: *Est. $189

6. 10.2″ epad SUPERPAD3/Flytouch Froyo Google Android 2.2 Tablet

This tablet boasts a 10.2-inch touchscreen and features a number of integrated connectivity ports, including USB. Built-in speakers and WiFi mean kids can play games and watch movies with ease, and access to the Android market will let them easily snag many more apps.

Key features:

Stylus included
Up to 4 hours battery life
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $169.99

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet

Available in a choice of two different screen sizes, this tablet connects little ones with their favorite books, games, apps, and more and easily connects and syncs with other Samsung devices. Get it certified refurbished at a great discount, with all accessories, plus a 90-day warranty.

Key features:

Up to 10 hours battery life
Weighs less than 1 pound
16GB hard drive

Cost: *Est. $169.99

8. ASUS ZENPAD Z170C-A1-BK Tablet

This tablet operates on Android OS and features convenient WiFi and Bluetooth access so little ones can download all their favorite apps, games, and more. Get it certified refurbished at a great discount, with all accessories, plus a 90-day warranty.

Key features:

16GB storage, expandable up to 64GB
ASUS TruVivid technology
Up to 8 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $165.42

9. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Kids Edition

This tablet has been specifically-designed for kids and comes pre-installed with 20 educational apps to help engage and develop little minds. They adapt and grow with your child so they’re always a challenge and fun to play. Integrated parental controls put mom and dad in charge of what their child has access to.

Key features:

8GB storage
Converts to standard Galaxy Tab 3 Lite
Kid-friendly case included

Cost: *Est. $149.99

10. LeapFrog Epic 7″ Android-Based Kids Tablet

Another tablet designed specifically with kids in mind, this unit comes with over 20 of LeapFrog’s best games and eBooks pre-installed, along with the world-class Leap Search kid-safe browser, kid-friendly utilities, and more for hours of fun and engagement. Front and rear cameras let them practice their photography skills.

Key features:

8GB storage
Recommended for children aged 3-9 years
Integrated parental controls

Cost: *Est. $128

11. ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME70CX Tablet

Available in a choice of configurations, this tablet boasts a 7-inch touchscreen and 16GB of expandable onboard memory. Front and rear cameras ensure your little one can stay connected with family and friends, and it’s powered by Android OS.

Key features:

Weighs less than 1 pound
Up to 8 hours battery life
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity

Cost: *Est. $119.99

12. Samsung Galaxy TAB 3 Lite 7″ T110

This tablet is great for younger and older kids alike and runs Android’s software thanks to a powerful Intel 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor. Easily access Samsung Kids for tons of games, apps, and more, and use the integrated parental controls to restrict and monitor your child’s access.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Includes 50GB of Dropbox storage
Up to 9 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $119

13. LG G Pad V410 Unlocked Tablet PC

This tablet boasts a 7-inch screen and powerful Intel Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor for lightning fast speeds. Expand the memory up to 32GB with a microSD card, connect with other Android devices, and multitask thanks to multi-view screen functionality.

Key features:

Unlocked to work on all mobile carriers
Up to 10 hours battery life
Weighs less than 1 pound

Cost: *Est. $113.96

14. Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

A tablet designed especially for kids, this unit comes in a choice of storage sizes, and features best-in-class parental controls that let you manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals. Front and rear cameras allow your child to stay connected, and access to over 10,000 free kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games will keep them busy for hours.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Includes access to 1 year of Amazon FreeTime
2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $99.99

15. HP 7 Plus 7-Inch Tablet

This 7-inch tablet boasts 8GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, and an A31 1.0 GHz processor for fast and smooth operation. With access to the Google Play store, kids will enjoy surfing the web, watching movies, listening to music, and more all in one slim and lightweight package.

Key features:

Weighs less than 1 pound
Up to 5.5 hours battery life
Front and rear cameras

Cost: *Est. $85

16. BLU TouchBook 7.0 Pro P60W Dual-Core Android 4.2 Tablet PC

This WiFi-enabled tablet boasts a powerful Intel Dual Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and comes with 4GB of memory (expandable up to 32GB with microSD card). It features front and rear cameras for easy connectivity, and offers excellent resolution for games, movies, and more.

Key features:

Bluetooth connectivity
Weighs less than 1 pound
Up to 12 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $80

17. SVP Phablet Unlocked Android 4.2.2 GPS Capacitive 5-Point Multi-Touch Screen

This tablet comes complete with 4GB of onboard memory, expandable up to 32GB to hold all your child’s favorite games and movies. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity ensures access to their chat, email, and favorite social networks, and it’s unlocked for use with any mobile carrier.

Key features:

Weighs less than 1 pound
Up to 5 hours battery life
Front and rear cameras

Cost: *Est. $79.99

18. Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Tablet

This is a tablet the whole family will love, with integrated front and rear cameras, a bright 7-inch display, 8GB of onboard storage that can be expanded up to 32GB, and one month of free access to Samsung Kids. A starter pack of content worth $75 will give them games, app, and more, and integrated parental controls ensure healthy limits on screen time.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Weighs less than 1 pound
Up to 9 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $79.57

19. Zeepad TABZ7 Quad Core Google Android Tablet PC

This tablet boasts an 8-inch touchscreen and comes complete with 8GB of onboard memory and 1GB of RAM. The Google Play store is pre-installed, allowing your child to access games, books, educational apps, and more.

Key features:

Expandable memory up to 32 GB
Up to 5 hours battery life
Weighs less than 1 pound

Cost: *Est. $67.82

20. Dragon Touch N90 9″ Tablet PC

This tablet boasts a large, 9-inch touchscreen and features convenient access to the Google Play store, allowing little ones to play their favorite games, surf the Internet, watch videos, listen to music, and more. Front and rear cameras allow for easy video chats.

Key features:

8GB storage, expandable up to 32GB
Up to 4 hours battery life
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $62.99

21. NeuTab® 7 inch Quad Core Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet PC

This tablet boasts a 7-inch touchscreen and MTK Quad Core CPU processor for lightning fast responsiveness. The screen features an HD display that’s perfect for gaming or watching movies, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity ensure your child can stay in touch with those who matter the most.

Key features:

Up to 8 hours battery life
Durable metal casting back
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $54.99

22. Visual Land Connect Tablet

This tablet boasts a 7-inch touchscreen and comes complete with 8GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB) and 512MB of RAM for speed and responsiveness. The Google Play store gives little ones access to thousands of games and educational apps for hours of fun.

Key features:

Weighs less than 1 pound
WiFi capable
Integrated microphone, speaker, and front camera

Cost: *Est. $54.49

23. Nook HD Tablet

The perfect tablet for the little bookworm in your life, this unit comes complete with 8GB of onboard memory that is expandable. It boast fluid, fast responsiveness and features crisp, clear resolution that’s perfect for browsing and reading to your heart’s content.

Key features:

Up to 10.5 hours battery life
1 year warranty
WiFi capable

Cost: *Est. $50.37

24. Nexus 7 from Google by ASUS Tablet

This tablet is available in a choice of storage sizes to suit any family’s needs, and features a 7-inch, LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Front and rear cameras allow little ones to stay connected and capture the world around them with ease while the 10 hour battery life means fewer charges in a day.

Key features:

Weighs less than 1 pound
Supports wireless charging
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $50

25. Amazon Fire Tablet

A tablet the whole family can use at an affordable price — what’s not to love? It comes complete with access to Amazon Underground, with free access to over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items. Easily access millions of TV shows, movies, and more, and stay connected thanks to the front and rear-facing cameras.

Key features:

Choice of storage sizes, expandable by 128GB via microSD
Up to 7 hours battery life
Choice of colors

Cost: $49.99

26. Contixo Kids Safe 7″ Quad-Core Tablet

Designed especially for kids, this tablet features access to over 20 of the top educational apps and games absolutely free. It runs on Android’s operating system and features robust parental controls that allow you to set limits on time, access, and more. Bluetooth and USB connectivity, integrated speaker and microphone, and 4 hour battery life are just some more great features.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Protective case included
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $49.99

27. NeuTab 7” Quad Core Android 5.1 Lollipop Tablet PC

This tablet boasts a 7-inch touchscreen and comes complete with 8GB of onboard storage (expandable via microSD) and 1GB of RAM for lightning fast responsiveness. The vibrant HD display looks great from any angle making it an excellent option for reading, gaming, and browsing the web. Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows via the pre-installed Google Play store.

Key features:

1 year warranty
FCC certified
Up to 7 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $49.99

28. Astro Tab A737 Tablet PC

This 7-inch tablet comes complete with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM for increased responsiveness, and the front and rear cameras ensure your child can easily stay connected via video chats. It is multi-language capable, and comes with the Google Play store pre-installed.

Key features:

Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
Up to 4 hours battery life
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $47.95

29. iNOVA EX756 7″ Tablet PC

This 7-inch touchscreen tablet is powered by Android OS for access to the latest and greatest games and apps via the Google Play store. It boasts 8GB of onboard memory, and is expandable via microSD up to 32GB.

Key features:

Screen protector and stylus included
Up to 3.5 hours battery life
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $44.99

30. NeuTab N7S Pro 7-Inch Tablet

Kids will enjoy watching movies, reading books, playing games, and more on this 7-inch tablet that boasts 8GB of onboard memory, and is expandable via microSD up to 32GB. It operates with Google Android software and features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Comes with Google Play store pre-installed for easy access to education games and apps.

Key features:

Up to 7 hours battery life
US-based customer service
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $44.99

31. ibowin P740 7Inch Tablet PC Allwinner A33 Quad Core

This 7-inch tablet features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity so that little ones can easily access their favorite apps, games, movies, and more. It boasts 4GB of onboard memory, and is expandable via microSD up to 32GB. Its lightweight and compact design is ideal for small hands.

Key features:

Weighs less than 0.5 pounds
Up to 3 hours battery life
Integrated front and rear cameras

Cost: *Est. $42.99

32. iRULU eXpro X1 Quad Core Google Android Tablet PC

This 7-inch touchscreen tablet boasts a Quad Core 1.3GHZ processor, that powers Google Android 4.4 KitKat OS for fast load times and amazing responsiveness. It comes complete with 16GB of onboard memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD) to hold all your child’s favorite games, apps, movies, and more.

Key features:

GMS certified
24/7 live support
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $42.99

33. Dragon Touch Kids Tablet

Designed especially for children, this tablet boasts a 7-inch touchscreen and comes complete with Zoodles installed to provide a kid-friendly user experience that parents can control. Pre-installed games and apps automatically adapt with your child to provide a fun and challenging experience.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Protective silicone case included
Up to 6 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $41.99

34. Alldaymall A88X 7” Tablet

This kid-friendly tablet runs Android KitKat software and comes complete with the Google Play store and Netflix app pre-installed for convenient access to all your child’s favorite apps, games, movies, and more. Front and rear cameras, integrated microphone and speakers allow for video chats wherever life takes you.

Key features:

Choice of colors
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
Up to 3 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $39.99

35. Azpen A746 Android Tablet

An affordable entry-level tablet, this 7-inch unit runs Android KitKat software and comes complete with the Google Play store and Netflix app pre-installed for convenient access to all your child’s favorite apps, games, movies, and more. Popular social media apps and word processing applications ensure older kids’ productivity.

Key features:

Up to 5 hours battery life
US-based customer service
FCC and CE certified

Cost: *Est. $39.99

36. Chromo Inc 7″ Tablet

An affordable choice for kids, this tablet comes pre-installed with popular apps like Netflix and Skype, and the integrated microphone, speakers, front and rear cameras ensure your child can easily stay connected with family and friends. It features 4GB of onboard memory that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD and comes with a 30-day warranty.

Key features:

Choice of colors
TUV certified
Up to 3 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $39.99

37. Digiland DL718M Android 5.1 IPS Multi-Touch Tablet

This 7-inch tablet boasts a fast 1.3 Ghz Quad Core processor and Android OS for speedy loads and increased responsiveness. It features 8GB of onboard memory that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD and an HD 1024×600 IPS multi-touch screen.

Key features:

WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
Up to 10 hours battery life
Front and rear cameras

Cost: *Est. $39.99

38. Dragon Touch Y88X Plus Tablet

This 7-inch tablet boasts a Quad Core processor for quick load times and multi-app functionality. It features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with front and rear cameras for video chats. The Google Play store is pre-installed for convenient access to your little one’s favorite apps, games, TV shows, and more.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Up to 3.5 hours battery life
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $39.99

39. DeerBrook® DB+ Quad Core Tablet

This kid-friendly tablet boasts an HD screen that is ideal for playing (free) games from the Google Play store or streaming Netflix. It features 8GB of onboard memory that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD, and comes with a rear speaker, along with front and rear cameras.

Key features:

Choice of colors
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
Up to 6 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $39.92

40. AZPEN A728 Dual Core Tablet

This 7-inch tablet boasts a Quad Core processor and Android OS for fast responsiveness and quick loads of your child’s favorite apps, games, and more. It comes complete with 8GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD) and features a front camera for video chats.

Key features:

WiFi connectivity
Weighs less than 1 pound
Up to 3 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $34.99

Accessories

41. iKross Car Headrest Mount Holder with 360 Degrees Rotation for 7-10.2-Inch Tablets

This car mount is compatible with most brands of tablets from 7-10.2 inches in size and is suitable for use with most two-post vehicle headrests. It requires no tools to install and easily allows little passengers to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows while on the road.

Key features:

Other mount styles available
360-degree swivel
Suitable for center or side viewing

Cost: *Est. $19.99

42. iPad Mini 4 Case, Aceguarder New Design

This protective case for the iPad Mini 4 is an affordable solution to protect your investment and is available in a wide range of color combinations to suit any child’s personal style.

Key features:

Integrated kickstand
Shockproof and waterproof
Made from eco-friendly, non-toxic materials

Cost: *Est. $19.99

43. Clamp Champion Fits All Tablets & Smartphones

Compatible with a wide range of tablets and smartphones, including Apple’s iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nook, and more, this mount conveniently attaches to sofas, beds, chairs, and more to provide your child with a hands-free user experience.

Key features:

Designed and patented in the USA
Lightweight and portable design
Can even be used with books

Cost: *Est. $14.99

44. Galaxy Tab A 7.0 Case

Available in a wide choice of colors to suit any child’s personal style, this protective case is suitable for use with Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0.

Key features:

Lifetime warranty
Microsuede-lined interior cover
Origami fold for use in multiple positions

Cost: *Est. $14.99

45. Universal Tablet Holder Car Headrest Mount

Great for letting little ones watch their favorite movies and TV shows while on the road, this mount easily attaches to most vehicle headrests without the need for any tools and is suitable for use with 10-inch or smaller tablets.

Key features:

Drop-in design
Durable plastic construction
Hard protective shell

Cost: *Est. $14.95

46. Infiland NeuTab N7 Pro 7” / NeuTab N7S Pro 7” Case

Available in a wide choice of colors, your child is sure to find their favorite protective case for their NeuTab N7 Pro 7” or NeuTab N7S Pro 7” tablet.

Key features:

Synthetic leather PU construction
Secure magnetic closure
Multi-angle positioning

Cost: *Est. $9.95

47. Infiland Folio Case for Alldaymall A88X 7” Tablet

Available in a wide choice of colors, your child is sure to find their favorite protective case for their Alldaymall A88X, Alldaymall A88S or Alldaymall A88 tablet. It features cutouts for easy access to all connection ports and controls.

Key features:

Synthetic leather PU construction
Secure magnetic closure
Multi-angle positioning

Cost: *Est. $9.95

48. AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet Stand

This adjustable tablet stand offers a convenient way for your child to have a hands-free experience with their tablet. It’s compatible with a wide range of models including Apple’s iPads, Kindle devices, and other tablets and e-Readers.

Key features:

Compact, lightweight, and portable design
Non-skid base for added stability
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $8.99

49. ASUS ZenPad Z170C C 7.0 Case

This protective case is specially-designed for the 2015 ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 model numbers Z170C, Z170CG, and Z170MG. It features a soft microfiber interior and hard shell back to help protect your child’s device.

Key features:

Multi-angle positioning
Choice of colors
Secure magnetic closure

Cost: *Est. $8.99

50. Contixo Defender Series Silicone 10.1 inch Android Tablet Cover Case

Available in a choice of seven different colors, this protective tablet cover is compatible with a wide range of 9-inch devices, including Contixo, NeuTab, and more. Thanks to its silicone construction, it’s shockproof and durable.

Key features:

Cutouts for access to all connection ports and controls
Anti-fingerprint design
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $7.99

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