Tablet for Kids

Samsung will debut a tablet for kids in November called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. It looks like the perfect tablet for the young ones and is at an affordable price point compared to the iPad.

Samsung is betting that the market for such a tablet does exist for children, and today announced plans to launch a new Galaxy Tab 3 Kids  device sporting the aforementioned color scheme. It seems like a smart move for the company since the number of children watching video and playing educational games on tablets has continuously risen — as has the number of apprehensive parents who are probably reluctant to hand over their $200 – $500 device to them.

The Kids Tablet itself has a 7-inch screen, 1024×600 screen, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB. It costs $230, which is a bit more than the regular Galaxy Tab 3 of the same size. However, this version allows you to toggle better a kids mode that provides only child-safe settings and an a full version of Android — meaning its built for use by many people. Another key gem that the Galaxy Tab Kids is also a bit studier and can withstand some dropping, banging, and other rough play via a specialized case, which will come in handy for kids who don’t really understand how fragile a tablet can be.

With a recent study being released that 75% of kids under the age of 8 use mobile devices, will you be getting a tablet for your kid(s) this holiday season?

How to choose a kids tablet

With all the tablets and touchpads out there, which is the best for your child?  Here’s a good article talking about two options:

My kids and I spent the last few days with both theLeapster LeapPad2 and the Fuhu Nabi2. This post intends to review them. However, if you follow me on Forbes, you know that I rarely review anything in a straightforward way. I’m not interested in writing about what tablet you should buy. Instead, as the prior paragraphs suggest, I’m interested in pointing to larger questions about the social implications of tech for kids.

What are your thoughts?