Some people do not support the idea that children should use the tablet as soon as possible because it features a lot of applications that are not suitable for kids. In addition, looking at the screen of a tablet too much will be harmful for the eyes of children. However, if you know how to choose the best kids tablets and limit the content on the tablet, your kids will learn more as well as knowing how to use various gadgets that manufacturers create for young children.
Normally, children from four to nine years old usually use the tablet, which depends on their local and curriculum. Some tablets are encouraged for them to use: Acer, Vtech InnoTab, LeapFrog LeapPad or Nahi Kids. These tablets were developed primarily own interface for children at the age of four and older.
Some issues you should consider when purchasing a tablet for children.
The price is always the first choice when parents decide to buy tablets for their children; they often choose the one having operating system software that is affordable. Currently, about one dollar, you are able to buy a tablet with touch screen that is relatively large and more gadgets comes, higher demand could consider the tablet is priced three to .five dollars.
Touchscreen – Pen?
The tablet is always equipped with a touchscreen. There are two types of touch screen used as resistive touch (using force) and capacitive touch (this type is more common today). Capacitive touch screen will be easier to navigate, as well as longer durability than the resistive touch screen. Some tablet support with stylus for using the same screen.
The tablet for children often have low profile because manufacturers cut costs to lower prices down, as well as objects used as children should not require fast speed machines. The applications are usually very mild and simple, so the machine will operate smoothly and efficiently.
In the event, the users are children, parents should not pay much attention to level of battery , the tablet can generally work about six to eight hours, so it is sufficient to meet the needs of young children. What is more, parents should allow children to use tablets three to four hours a day, which is more appropriate.
Most of the tablet has a camera on the back to take pictures. The resolution and image quality depend on its price. If anyone has a higher demand for taking a selfie or calling video , parents should consider buying a tablet with a front camera or not, because the price of these ones will be much more expensive.
Apart from the applications that are pre-installed in your computer, then parents can also add movies, music or take pictures from the tablet for the children. The memory needs of tablet about 4GB-8GB of this type is suitable, it will have an external memory card slot for easy copying data.
Hard Keys And Connectors
The common hardware keys are power key and the increase-decrease volume key. Besides, the tablet is also needed to have USB port, HDMI to transfer photos or videos from the tablet to the TV screen or computer.
This is the most important content for the parents decided to buy a tablet for children. With two popular operating systems , Android and iOS, each operating system will have a dedicated app store for the users who are children, AppStore and Google’s Store . These applications are developed with user-friendly interface and easy to use for young children.
Controlled By Parents
After making up their mind to buy a tablet for children, parents should check that the tablet can install controlling mode or not in order that they can limit the sensitive content for children and they can make the school schedule and recreational settings on the section ìparents”.
Android Support or Not?
For the tablet using the Android operating system, we do not have a dedicated corner for parents to control computer when their children use. You can still limit the application and time to your children by going to settings and downloading Kid Mode on Google Play, and then customize games, images, learning time before giving tablet to your kids.
IOS Support or Not?
With iPad tablet, iOS has better support; you can go to Settings, choose General, then Restrictions and set a PIN code to activate. After that, on the app store available on your PC and select what you allow your children to use, and lock the unnecessary items.
Finally, you should consider your ability as well as the desire for your kids to use a tablet to study or play in order to choose a tablet with relative price and many useful features.