How To Choose the Best Tablet for Children | In Our Spare Time

By Ellen | In Our Spare Time:

Wondering how to choose the best tablet for children? There are a lot of different factors to consider when you’re choosing a tablet whether that tablet is for you or your child. Of course, what you look for in a tablet will depend on the age of your child and what they’ll be using it for but there are several things that you should keep in mind. A product was provided for this post, but the story is my own.

How To Choose the Best Tablet for Children

While we have always limited tech time for our children, introducing your child to technology at a young age can help them learn and adapt more quickly than if you wait until they’re older. To this day, my kids seem to pick up technology faster than I do. Here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.

1. Parental controls. Parental controls is one of the most important things I keep in mind when choosing any type of technology for the kids. I want to be able to control what they’re exposed to and what they’re allowed to do. Depending on their age, I may not want them to have access to WiFi at all times and I may only want to allow certain apps.

2. Apps and software. I want a wide variety of educational apps that are fun available on the tablet I choose. Having a selection preloaded onto the tablet is a definite plus. It’s also important that the apps are appropriate for a range of ages so they are just as challenged at 3 as they are at 6.

3. Durability. Kids are kids and you can expect that a tablet will be dropped and stepped on at least a few times. While we try to stress the importance of being careful with our toys, children aren’t known for being careful at a young age. A sturdy bumper helps protect the tablet from damage.

4. Battery life. Battery life is something to keep in mind as your child will want to use it as long as possible. Of course, having a rechargeable battery is an absolute must.

The Little Scholar Tablet is the perfect choice for your preschooler aged 3 to 7. It comes with 200+ preloaded educational apps and you can download additional apps from the School Zone market and through the Amazon App Store. It’s ready to play with or without WiFi and is Google Android™ 4.4.4. The Little Scholar Tablet includes either a pink or blue bumper to keep it safe.

I love that the Little Scholar Tablet includes a reporting app for parents that shows which apps have been played with the most and how your child did with each app. This is so handy for parents that are using the tablet to encourage early learning. There are apps for stories, music, spelling, problem solving, ABCs and more. There are 54 start-to-read to stories to encourage your child’s love of reading AND it includes an animated series called Charlie & Co that’s all about Charlie, the golden retriever, and his animal friends.

The parental controls are top notch and include the ability to unlock Wi-Fi at your discretion; customize active apps, music, and e-books, all within the password protected parental section. It even comes with a fun camera so your child can capture their favorite photos. It’s both front or back facing and you have the ability to apply fun artistic effects.

If you’re looking for a tablet for your child, the Little Scholar Tablet is an affordable choice that will keep your child entertained for years.

How To Choose the Best Tablet for Children | In Our Spare Time