5 Great Learning Tablets for Kids


Motorola Xoom Family Edition

Kids play with tablets at an Apple Store in London.
Kids play with tablets at an Apple Store in London.
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If you're looking for a tablet with features the entire family will appreciate, consider the Motorola Xoom Family Edition. It offers plenty of games, movies, educational apps, and creativity tools to entertain the whole family, while providing the ability to handle more grown-up tasks, from checking email to updating spreadsheets and doing research on the web.

The Motorola tablet features the award-winning Kid Mode app that allows kids to access only the web content you approve, including educational games and Web sites. While the tablet comes loaded with pre-installed apps, users have access to 250,000 more online at the Android Market. It runs Android 3.1 using a dual-core processor and 1 gigabyte of RAM, plus up to 64 GB storage.

The tablet features a 10.1-inch (25.65-centimeter) HD widescreen display and a long battery life that allows up to 10 hours of video playback -- enough time to keep the little ones in the backseat entertained during a long drive to the beach. There's also a built-in camera and webcam, so your entire family can easily share photos or video chat with distant relatives.