The best tablets for children: all alternatives
May 28, 2017 at 13:00
The tablets They are always a perfect gift for the little ones and a great ally for holidays, car trips and other situations in which we will be happy to have a device at hand where they can enjoy their favorite drawings and games. Which are the best tablets for children what can we buy? What options we have?
The tablets for classic children
The reality is that there is a fairly wide market for children's tablets, with devices created from scratch for this. Logically, this seems like the perfect solution: they are usually resistant devices, easy to handle, with integrated parental controls and with appropriate content already installed.
If you want to get rid of complications, therefore, one of these could be the most appropriate alternative. We must bear in mind that there are some designed specifically for children of different ages, and some are quite cheap, although if you decide in this way we recommend that you bet on the highest level, which are the ones that will give us some confidence : the Clan Tablet and the Paquito Mini. There are many more options, however, as you can see in this selection of tablets for children that we did for Christmas, including some that are gaining some popularity lately, such as the Dragon Touch y88x.
Are tablets designed specifically for children worthwhile?
Now, if we have to pronounce on whether or not it is worth buying a specific tablet for children, we have to say that, in our opinion, it is not the case. First of all, the idea that children do not need an especially powerful device to launch equipment with really poor technical specifications is often abused. A child may not need a Quad HD screen, but there is a limit below which apps simply will not work well, and videos will not look smooth.
Secondly, we may be grateful that they give us all the work done and that they avoid having to tune us to parental controls or looking for applications and games, but we must bear in mind that they also usually come with huge limitations that they will not allow us to leave just what they give us. The most notable is that they do not usually give us access to Google Play and without it, we lose the option to download the content we want.
A better option: turn a cheap tablet into a children's tablet
We are going to recommend, therefore, that if you are looking for a tablet for children, you simply get a cheap tablet and adapt it to their needs. As we saw very recently, for less than 100 euros You can find a tablet with similar or even better technical specifications than the best of the specific ones, which costs 150 euros.
The cheapest tablets: the best options for less than 100 euros
In fact, if you are willing to invest between 100 and 150 euros, you can buy them a good basic range tablet. And, of course, if your personal tablet is reaching the point that would appreciate a renewal, you can always take advantage of our selection with the best tablets of 2017 in relation quality / price, to get you a new one, and leave your son old.
The best basic range tablets (2017)
How to turn a normal tablet into a children's tablet? First step: the cover
The point is that it may give us a little work, but really tablets designed specifically for children do not do much that we can not do. It's simply about making them safer, starting by giving them an extra resistance face the blows and a grab more comfortable with a sheath. If the child will inherit or share our iPadIt is especially easy because being standard measures, there are many options and almost anyone will be worth it.
Childproof iPad cases: options for all budgets and ages
If we have an Android tablet, we have two options. The first is to look for a specific case for the model that we have chosen, and calm because the most popular cheap tablet models usually have many options for children, as is the case of Fire 7. If it were the case that there is no specific one for our tablet, nothing happens because there are some how many universal covers (or almost), like those of Wise Pet or COLJOY.
Second step: enter parental control
Of course, a tablet for children also needs to be safe from the point of view of the software, but this is not difficult to achieve either. Starting with the tablet of Manzana, we just have to go to the menu of settings and in the section of general go to restrictions, where we have all the basic options, as you can see in this tutorial to activate parental control on iOS. It is possible, however, introduce more specific use limitations on the iPad (in time, to deactivate the touch control in an area, etc.) if you dare to tinker a little.
How to limit or block the use of an application on your iPad or iPhone
We also have a detailed tutorial to help you adapt a Android tablet for a child, although in this case, most of the adjustments we need to make are not available in normal menus, but we need to resort to specific applications and launchers. There are many alternatives, so we recommend that you also take a look at this other selection of parental control apps.
How to set up an Android tablet for children
Finally: fill the tablet with your favorite games and videos
As you can see, the process is very simple, it does not cost too much and the best part is when we reach the final step, which is simply to download the apps and games that you will enjoy and that, instead of being limited to the selection made by the manufacturer, we have at our disposal all the options of the App Store and Google Play.