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While Android tablets remain useful but secondary to the iPad market, smaller big value tablets continue to thrive among kids. Parents who want to give children a tablet are usually looking for a product that’s fun to use, affordable, rugged, and features strong parental controls to block inappropriate content. The good news is there are a number of Android tablets for kids with all of these features and many more. Here are some of the best!

Best Android tablets for kids:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list as more Android tablets for kids are released in the future, or current product lines are refreshed.


1. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet for Kids

Amazon Fire 7 kids edition

Amazon recently refreshed the $99.99 kids version of its Fire 7 tablet, which offers significant upgrades over its predecessor. You get a faster processor, more storage, a better camera setup, and improved battery life. The Fire 7 Tablet for Kids includes a rubber “kid-proof” case in blue, pink, or purple. Parents can set up to four individual profiles for their children, and the tablet comes with parental controls that can block access to videos and games until their kids reach certain educational goals. They can also set up bedtime curfews, along with ways to block access to social media and in-app purchases. Just know the Fire 7 is the lowest end of the spec range and has the lowest quality display compared to the Fire 8 and Fire 10. But it’s a great price to get started.

Purchasing this Android tablet for kids comes with a pretty big perk: a free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, with access to over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games for kids aged 3-12. The web browser in the tablet offers a curated and appropriate list of over 56,000 websites, videos, and YouTube videos. Finally, the tablet has a two-year hardware guarantee — if it breaks for any reason, Amazon will replace it for free. 


Amazon Fire 7 Tablet for Kids specs:

  • Display: 7-inch, HD
  • SoC: 1.3Ghz quad-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: up to 7 hours
  • Software: Fire OS

2. Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet for Kids

fire 8 hd tablet

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Amazon just refreshed its Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet for Kids, and it’s looking like a great deal. It is now $139.99, or an additional $40 compared to the 7-inch model, but that extra money will get a larger 8-inch, higher-resolution display, much faster chip, double the RAM, double the storage, and a lot more battery life at 12 hours. Also, it now boasts USB-C charging, which will be a bonus for families that are updating to the latest spec and don’t want to keep their old cables forever and ever.

It also has dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and a new adjustable stand in blue, pink, or purple. The 8-inch version also has the same two-year guarantee, the free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the parental controls, and all of the other features found on the 7-inch model.


Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets for Kids specs:

  • Display: 8-inch, HD
  • SoC: 2.0Ghz quad-core
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: up to 12 hours
  • Software: Fire OS

3. Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet

fire 10 hd tablet

Finally, you have the top of the line model of Amazon’s kid-friendly tablets with the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet. Continuing the upward trend, the Fire HD 10 ups the screen size and resolution once again and also packs a much faster processor and more RAM, plus USB-C charging along with dual speakers.

You still get the same “kid-proof” cases found on the Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets for kids, along with the two-year guarantee, a free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the parental controls, and all other features found on the smaller devices. You can normally buy the largest of Amazon’s kid tablets for $199.99, but be sure to be on the lookout for Amazon’s frequent discounts.


Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet for Kids specs:

  • Display: 10.1-inch, Full HD
  • SoC: 2.0 Ghz octa-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: up to 12 hours
  • Software: Fire OS

4. Dragon Touch Y88x Pro Kids Tablet

dragontouch y88x pro tablet

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The Dragon Touch Y88x Pro Kids tablet is one of the newer Android tablets for kids around. Specifications are in line with what you’d expect from a budget tablet built for kids. What’s important here are the kid-friendly features that are available with the device.

These include the premium version of the Kidoz app, which provides educational videos, apps, and games for kids to enjoy, plus impressive granular-level parental control. A high-quality silicone bumper case ensures that the tablet is safe from damage and also comes with a kickstand to prop up the device when watching videos.


Dragon Touch Y88x Kids Tablet:

  • Display: 7-inch, HD
  • SoC: 1.5Ghz quad-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

5. Verizon GizmoTablet by Samsung

Verizon GizmoTablet by Samsung

The Verizon GizmoTablet is a rebranded Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and the specifications are largely the same. In fact, at first glance, they’re basically identical but with a kid-friendly rugged case on the kids version.

What differentiates it from its counterpart is “Kids World.” This is a feature that is enabled by default and includes more than 300 educational apps with built-in parental controls to help you stay on top of what content is available. However, you can also get the full Android tablet experience by simply exiting this mode (a password is required to stop your kids from doing this, of course).

Verizon is selling the GizmoTablet by Samsung for $249.99 without a contract, $149.99 with a two-year contract, or for payments of $10.41 a month for 24 months.


Verizon GizmoTablet by Samsung specs:

  • Display: 8-inch, HD
  • SoC: 1.2Ghz quad-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear camera: 5MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo

6. Leapfrog Epic Academy Edition

Leapfrog Epic Academy Edition tablet for kids

The Epic Academy Edition Android tablet comes from Leapfrog, a company that has been releasing educational kids toys for years. This is an updated version of the Leapfrog Epic, but comes with a re-designed silicone bumper.

Designed for kids ages 3-9, this tablet includes the Leapfrog Academy app, a subscription service that uses apps and games to teach essential learning skills to kids. If a subscription isn’t for you, a lot of other apps are available, including 20 apps made specifically for kids. It also features a kid-friendly web browser with parental controls, and the tablet also allows parents to get very specific on which apps and features can be used by kids.


Leapfrog Epic Academy Edition specs:

  • Display: 7-inch, HD
  • SoC: 1.3Ghz quad-core
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: up to 7 hours
  • Software: Android 4.4 KitKat

7. Leapfrog LeapPad Academy Kids Tablet

leappad academy kids tablet

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This is yet another Android tablet for kids from Leapfrog. The LeapPad Academy is designed for children ages 3-8. It shares a few features and specifications with the Leapfrog Epic and is basically another entry-level tablet.

The LeapPad Academy comes with over $150 worth of content, including top-selling apps to help develop core school skills, social skills, routines, problem-solving, and creativity. Parents can also set up access to a safe web browser that restricts the websites available to a list you choose.


Leapfrog LeapPad Academy specs:

  • Display: 7-inch, HD
  • SoC: 1.3Ghz quad-core
  • RAM: N/A
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear camera: 2MP
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 7 hours
  • Software: Android

8. Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Rugged Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Rugged Tablet

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Rugged Tablet is not exactly made for kids, it has the main features you need to trust a child with an expensive device. This thing is built tough, featuring MIL-STD-810 certification, which means it can handle excessive pressure, temperature, vibrations, and drops. In addition, Samsung has certified it as an IP68 tablet, keeping it safe from water and dust. It may not have all the kid-focused features on the label, but it is more likely to survive your kid’s torture tests than any other device here that uses a silicone case. Plus, you can always add your own apps for kids or apps for toddlers to set the tablet upright. It’s expensive but is a great option if you want to share a single more capable tablet for the whole family, and with the tough case, it will hold up.

And, when your kid goes to bed, you can wipe it down and use it for work, play, or browsing, because it’s at least capable of real tasks too!


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Rugged Tablet:

  • Display: 8-inch, HD
  • SoC: Samsung Exynos 7870
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • Rear camera: 8MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,450mAh
  • Software: Android 7.1 Nougat

One of these Android tablets for kids is sure to make your child happy. We’ll add more options to the list once they launch.