Thursday, 27 June 2013

Top 3 Tablets For Kids!

Many of us own tablets. And many of us know how expensive and breakable they are, which is why we’re apprehensive to let our children mess about with them. Thankfully, companies such as Vtech, Leapfrog and Kurio have created a selection of small, hard-wearing tablets especially for children. Best of all, these tablets are not only fun, but they’re educational too, meaning you can rest easy knowing that your child is learning while playing, and not wasting their time.

Listed below (in no particular order) are the top 3 tablets for kids, all of which can be purchased from Studio. And remember, if you’re working to a tight budget, you have the option to spread the cost of a new children’s tablet with a customer account!

LeapPad 2 - £84.99

    LeapPad 2
    LeapPad 2 - £84.99
  • Front AND back cameras, both of which are 2 megapixels and can be used with a variety of apps
  • 5 inch screen
  • 4GB memory – non-expandable
  • Safe for kids – no Internet access
  • Touch screen – controlled by either a finger or a stylus pen
  • Volume control and headphone jack – so the kids can’t annoy you while you’re trying to watch TV!
  • Link the LeapPad 2 to your computer to download new games and apps
  • Comes with tons of pre-loaded apps
  • E-books promote word recognition and reading basics
LeapPad 2 Only £84.99


Innotab 2 - £64.99

    Innotab 2
    Innotab 2 - £64.99
  • 1.3 megapixel rotating camera – allows kids to take pictures of themselves or somebody else
  • Add special affects to pictures
  • Built-in microphone for enhanced gameplay and video recording
  • 5 inch touch screen
  • 2GB memory – expandable with SD card
  • Can be personalised for up to 4 users with photo wallpaper, user name, avatar and voice greeting
  • Software cartridges can be purchased – each includes an e-book, 3 games and 2 creative activities
  • Connect to the Vtech Learning Lodge Navigator to download apps and games for your Innotab
Innotab 2 Only £64.99


Kurio 7” Tablet - £139.99

    Kurio 7 Inch Tablet
    Kurio 7" Tablet
  • 7” touch screen developed specially for children
  • Comes pre-loaded with popular gaming apps such as Angry Birds and Cut the Rope
  • Connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi
  • Full parental controls and web content filtering
  • Aimed at slightly older children than both the LeapPad 2 and the Innotab 2
  • Features the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
  • Restrict content by age group
  • Restrict usage by setting a start and end time for the Kurio to be active each day. Children will not be able to use it outside of these time zones
Kurio 7" Tablet Only £139.99


Which One to Choose?


The LeapPad 2 and Innotab 2 both target young children and are similar in terms of design and features. The LeapPad 2 has the better specifications, but the Innotab 2 is cheaper, so it all comes down to a matter of budget when trying to distinguish between the two. With its Internet accessibility and larger screen, the Kurio is more of a family tablet that everybody can use as opposed to a children’s tablet, making it the better choice for older children over the age of 10.

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