The 10 Best children's tablets

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Don't let mucky fingers mess up your shiny iPad. Here's a range of hi-tech devices just for kids.

1. Lexibook Junior Tablet

This might look basic, but it's a proper tablet with oodles of learning apps and games, karaoke options, cartoons and more, all preloaded. Aimed at three to six-year-olds, the camera app uses a comedy face-warping tech that will have kids in stitches.


2. Kurio 7S

Beneath the chunky anti-shock cover that should survive a few trips down the stairs is a tablet with a good interface for kids aged four and up. There's a wide range of parental controls and this new version is faster and stronger than the original.

£149.99 (available from August),

3. Nabi 2

The updated Nabi tablet, which is aimed at those between the ages of seven and 10, is awesome, with hi-res display and a very responsive screen. Nifty features include dual cameras for video chatting. There's also a huge educational system featuring maths, science and English learning tools.


4. Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra

Aimed at children between the ages of four and nine, this is kid-tough and ready right out of the box with a child-safe web browser and library of over 500 high-quality content experiences. Children are encouraged to write using a stylus, but there are plenty of interactive touch experiences available.

£119.99 (available from August),

5. Ingo Monster High

This responsive touch tablet, which is aimed at over-fives, has a double camera, Wi-Fi and parental-control software. As you might expect, there's all things Monster High, including music videos, magazines and apps.

£119.99 (available from August),

6. VTech InnoTab 3S

With an improved rotating camera and microphone, as well as Wi-Fi and better memory, this is a great tablet that's educational and fun for kids aged three and over. There's an impressive range of software and a new exclusive communication application whereby kids can send photos, pictures and recordings.


7. Binatone Appstar

Featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and parental controls, as well as 250 pre-installed apps and a front-facing camera and motion sensor, this tablet – which is aimed at kids aged four and up – is great for playing music, videos and games and can help with everything from speech and language development to encouraging creativity.


8. Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

This is a great option if you want something easy to use and the hardware is difficult to fault. The display, as you'd hope from the name, is second-to-none.


9. VTech Innotab 2 Baby

If you thought babies were too young for computers, think again. This is the first tablet aimed at children aged one and up, featuring tailored apps.


10. Arnova Childpad 4GB

Equipped with a speedy processor and enough memory to be able to run Android effortlessly, this tablet also boasts a compact size, is light and has a particularly smooth interface so kids won't have to wait for their games to load and can jump from one application to another with ease.


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