Your child wants a tablet, but you’re not exactly comfortable handing over the family iPad Air to a 4 year old. Who knows how large of an iTunes bill Junior could run up when you’re not watching. And what sort of inappropriate material might your kid uncover? There’s no need to worry. A whole subcategory of kid-friendly tablets has emerged that address these and other issues. Generally speaking, a kid-friendly tablet comes with age-appropriate and educational apps preloaded, a camera and helpful parental controls. Most even come with an easy-to-grip frame. But that doesn’t mean that all kid tablets are created equal. We’ve carefully tested and played with a wide variety of these slates to help you decide what to buy and avoid.
The Kindle Fire HDX is a fast and family-friendly tablet with a full HD screen. With its Kindle FreeTime feature, parents can create user profiles for their children and choose which books, apps, games and videos they can access. Parents can also set daily limits on how much their kids can use the slate. When active, FreeTime also blocks your child's ability to purchase new content, access the Web or social networks, as well as use any location-based service. Plus, you can now set educational goals for your children before they are allowed to play games. This is one tablet parents can give to their kids without worries.