In a world of smartphones and tablets it can be hard to know which tablet to get for your younger kids. There is the worry of them laying their eyes on inappropriate content. And for me there is the bigger worry that they will break something. I don't share my devices with my kids! I'm stingy, and I don't trust them that much. On the rare occasion that they do use one of my devices they are usually sitting right next to me.
My dear sweet son has already destroyed one conventional tablet. Although it was not entirely his fault… this time. Regular tablets are not made to be kid tough. There are some that try with cases, but the tablet itself can still be pretty fragile. 🙂 However, the LeapPad3 tablet is created to take a beating. Kids drop things. Kids throw things. Kids are not as careful as we are when it comes to taking care of our devices. Heck, I know some adults that should have a kid tough tablet. 🙂
- Rechargeable Battery
- Kid tough design
- Fast & powerful processor
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Safe web searching
- 5″ capacitive screen
- Connected stylus
My boys are 8. And they each have their own tablet from a big name manufacturer. But even so, since the LeapPad3 has come into the house they have not been able to put it down. And it is a great tablet for use by multiple kids. It allows you to setup a separate profile for up to 3 children. From there, the LeapPad3 will track your child's progress so that you know exactly what they are learning.
We had a LeapPad and LeapPad 2 and I swear I was constantly changing batteries. It was refreshing to see the the LeapPad3 has a rechargeable battery. My boys are now old enough to know how to plug their devices in when they need charging, so they don't have to come running to me when the battery runs down.
I also love that the LeapPad 3 has very strong parental controls, including a four-digit security code which lets you fine-tune and control what your child is able to access. You can set access to different items for different children.
One thing that I could not easily find and that I would love to see an improvement on is time limit control. Also, the games can be very pricey when comparing them to those found on other app stores.
The LeapPad 3 is definitely a great tablet for younger kids. Priced at $99, it is a reasonable option that will give you peace of mind when you hand it to your child. It is a great tablet for kids aged 4-9.
Disclosure: I received LeapPad3 from MomSelect in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.