The Best Cheap Tablets for Kids in 2019

/ 01:02 AM February 13, 2019

Kids will always want what their parents have.  “If Mom has a cookie, I want a cookie, too.” “If Dad has a hammer, I want a hammer, too.”  “If Mom has a tablet, I want a tablet, too.” Tablets can be a valuable educational tool for children but tablets marketed for adults are often fragile and quite expensive.  There are many cheap tablets for kids available in 2019. Nothing causes more anxiety than seeing a toddler in a shopping cart holding a new iPhone XS with slippery fingers and a 3 foot drop to the hard floor below.  Get that kid his own kid-friendly and cheap tablet!

Our top 5 cheap tablets for kids in 2019

Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition (starting from $99.99)

Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition

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One tablet specifically designed for kids is the Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition which features a 7” display, 16 GB capacity and includes a Kid-Proof case in your choice of either pink or blue.  It is one of the best tablets for kids available in 2019. The Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition also comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, Wi-Fi capabilities and both a rear-facing and front-facing camera allowing for crisp photos, videos and video-calls with friends and family.  The Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition also features Alexa, the voice-activated virtual assistant. Kids love the voice-activated, easy access to their favorite entertainment including music, videos and audiobooks. Parents love the affordable price of the Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition currently available for $99.99 at Best Buy.  It should be noted that the Amazon Fire Kids’ Edition can also come with a larger 8” or 10.1” display each including 32 GB of memory capacity.

LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Learning Tablet ($195.91)

LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Learning Tablet

Another cheap option for a tablet for kids is the LeapFrog LeapPad Glo Learning Tablet which is available in either teal or purple and currently priced at $184.99 on Amazon.com.  The LeapFrog LeapPad Glo features a 5” display, 4GB of memory, an attached stylus and is built to be durable and long-lasting. It comes with 9 apps included and has access to a library of 1000+ educational LeapFrog apps available for purchase separately.  The LeapFrog LeapPad Glo has a front-facing and a rear-facing camera with video recording capabilities and a music player as well. The LeapPad Glo runs on 4 AA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack is available to purchase separately. The recommended age range for the LeapFrog LeapPad Glo is ages 3-9.

Samsung Galaxy Kids Tab E Lite ($127.99)

Samsung Galaxy Kids Tab E Lite

Samsung offers a cheap tablet just for kids called the Samsung Galaxy Kids Tab E Lite.  It features a 7” display, 8 GB capacity plus a Micro-SD slot for additional storage and a quad-core processor which allows for amazing graphic and smooth operation.  The Galaxy Kids Tab E Lite features a rear-facing 2 MP camera and a built-in bumper case to provide extra protection from drops and bumps. The tablet also includes a one-year subscription to the Merriam-Webster Online Unabridged Dictionary and a free e-book.  The Galaxy Kids Tab E Lite includes its own rechargeable lithium ion battery and a microSD card slot for additional memory storage.

PBS Kids Playtime Pad (from $68.95)

PBS Kids Playtime Pad

A possible option for the younger crowd is the Ematic PBS Kids Playtime Pad.  The PBS Kids Playtime Pad features a 7” display, 16 GB capacity, as well as dual cameras for photos and video chat.  One of the most interesting features of the PBS Kids Playtime Pad is that it includes preloaded educational software with over 25 games and 120+ video clips, songs and music videos exposing children to reading, math concepts and other subjects as well.  The PBS Kids Playtime Pad also includes parental controls to allow parents to set restrictions on usage and content as needed. Kids can also have multiple kid profiles allowing more than one child to have a personalized experienced on the same tablet. Kids can choose their own PBS Kids wallpapers to further personalize the Playtime Pad.  The Ematic PBS Kids Playtime Pad is well-priced at $59.99 on Walmart.com. Including the 25 preloaded games as well as the video clips, songs and music videos. The PBS Kids Playtime Pad is a very affordable option for those with younger kids as the recommended age range is 2-8 years.

Linsay 7” Kids Funny Tab ($225.83)

Linsay 7” Kids Funny Tab

The Linsay 7” Kids Funny Tab features a 7” display, quad-core processor and 8GB of memory capacity.  The Kids Funny Tab also features front-facing and rear-facing cameras for taking photos and video chatting.  The Linsay 7” Kids Funny Tab will appeal visually to kids and it comes with a protective case in their choice of either blue, green, orange or purple.  The Kids Funny Tab also includes its own rechargeable lithium ion battery and boasts a battery charge life of up to 6 hours.

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There are so many cheap tablets for kids that there is no excuse to hand a child your expensive and fragile tablet or smartphone again.  Kids deserve to have tablets that are designed to meet their unique needs. Younger kids will benefit from the early exposure to their own cheap tablet featuring educational content and a sturdy, protective case.  Older kids will use the tablet to help with homework, research for school and access entertainment sources as well. Parents will gain a bit of peace and quiet and everyone will be pleased with the cheap, kid-friendly tablet.  Enjoy shopping for the best kids tablets of 2019!

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