5 best tablets for kids to buy in 2024

5 best tablets for kids to buy in 2024
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Kiera Mills

Last updated 

24th Jan 2024 15:00

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The world is very different from ten years ago as tablets are now commonplace in any household, especially as a way to occupy kids who can watch videos, play games, and even socialise with friends online.

However, the choice of what hardware to buy for your children can be hard, especially when you consider how expensive some tablets are. So, here's a rundown of the best tablets for kids you can buy in 2024.

Editor Note:

Updated on May 21 to adjust prices.

How we choose the best tablets for kids

When choosing the best tablets for kids, we filtered through different budgets as well as the potential needs of the children based on age.

On this list are both traditional tablets and more child-focused tablets depending on if you are shopping for an infant, school-age child, or pre-teen.

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The goal of any tablet is to provide fun through educational games and creative modes, whilst keeping a secure environment and ensuring children's online safety with full parental controls.

See below for our full list of the best tablets for kids in 2024.

The best tablets for kids in 2024

Fivahiva Kids Tablet

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Key features:

  • 32GB
  • Parental control options
  • Dual camera
  • Drop-proof case in five different colours
  • Audio jack
  • Educational games tailored for children aged 3-12 years

The Fivahiva Kids Tablet comes with a seven-inch screen and a plethora of built-in games to test children of varying age groups.

Although these games can challenge children up to age 12, the tablet caters more to younger children looking to expand their creativity, imagination and education.

As such, it comes with a stand and kid-proof case, meaning you can relax knowing the tablet is in safe hands even if disaster strikes and the tablet can be used in various environments.

The tablet has capabilities like other smart tablets on the market, a dual camera, access to the Google Play app, Wi-Fi and full parental controls, providing optimal internet safety.

ROWT Kids Tablet

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Image via ROWT

Key features:

  • 64GB
  • 10-inch HD screen
  • Parental controls
  • Drop proof case
  • 6000mAh Battery

If you're looking for a slight step up from the Fivahiva tablet, the ROWT Kids Tablet is a solid option. This time, the screen is 10 inches, with adjustable reading modes to help protect children's eyes during extensive use.

The table caters to many of the same uses, it has an Android operating system, educational games, and drawing modes to let children release their creativity and access to games, apps, Netflix, YouTube and more.

The tablet does come with extensive parental controls, so you can monitor and control the apps your children download.

The tablet comes with a robust kid-proof case, ideal for younger children before they are ready to move on to more advanced tablet tech.

Apple iPad Air 10.9 inch (2022)

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Key Features:

  • 256GB
  • Wi-Fi (plus cellular 5G depending on the model)
  • 9 inches
  • Five colours available
  • Touch ID

For older children, the Apple iPad Air unlocks many more activities. For example, if you also purchase an Apple Pencil, the tablet can be a great gateway into digital art.

The dual cameras are an instant step up in quality and if you purchase the cellular option, the tablet is essentially a large phone capable of most functions.

You can even purchase a smart keyboard and turn the tablet into a mini laptop. The model is portable, powerful with an all-day battery life, and easy enough to use.

There is a reason why Apple products are so ingrained in the hardware industry at this point.

Although an expensive model, the saying "you get what you pay for" rings true when you experience all of the brilliant features you get in one of the best tablets for kids.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

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Key features:

  • 32GB
  • 7-inch screen
  • Upgraded metal frame to protect against drops
  • 13-hour battery life
  • Android operating system
  • Samsung Kids app

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 lite is a great option for older children if perhaps, you don’t want to cash out on an iPad Air but still want all the functionality of a modern tablet at a power price point.

Lighter than other Samsung tablets, it's lightweight but still sturdy. This means it's portable enough for children to take on journeys or out and about the house.

Furthermore, with the Samsung Kids app, you can remain in complete control of your child's safety while surfing the web.

What is the best tablet for kids to buy in 2024?

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet

Image of the Amazon Fire 10 Kids Pro Tablet, one of the best tablets for kids to buy in 2024
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Image via Amazon

Key features:

  • 32GB
  • Three colour options
  • Parental Controls
  • Amazon entertainment package

The Amazon Fire HD is designed for school-age children and comes with games catered for kids aged 6-12 through the Amazon Kids+ subscription.

This not only includes games but over 20,000 books, audible books, movies, TV shows, songs and apps, making it one of the most convenient tablets just for pure entertainment value alone.

The tablet can host other apps like Netflix and connect to the internet, but this is all run through the parental controls for approval first through an interactive dashboard.

With the tablet being an Amazon product, you are also protected by a 2-year worry-free guarantee. However, with the kid-proof case, you may not need those.

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Kiera Mills
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Kiera Mills
Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.
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