5 Great Tablet Computers for Kids


Vinci Tab

The Vinci Tab
The Vinci Tab

The Vinci Tab comes with the highest price tag among this group: In February 2012, it was priced at $389. It's recommended for toddlers and preschoolers, and the company's founder -- a mom herself -- says that the tablet is designed for equal amounts of playing and learning.

It's the most like a "real" tablet, running on an Android operating system, featuring a 3 megapixel camera and 4GB of storage. According to Consumer Reports, its touchscreen is more responsive than the other kid-friendly tablets on the market.

The Vinci comes encased with a red bumper to help it survive being dropped and thrown around and whatever else a toddler might put it through. Available content includes interactive e-books, games and music videos.

Consumer Reports states that some areas of the tablet feel "unfinished" -- for example, the media folder. It also noted that some users found the tablet less intuitive than others. However, it did say it has the best display and screen out of all the kid-friendly tablet computers it tested.