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Who said tablets weren’t for kids?

BY MARK, MENSWEAR, HOME & ELECTRICALS EDITOR ON 10 DEC 2013 09:50 GIFT IDEASCOMMENTS

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Tablet PCs are fast becoming a must-have item for the home – more and more are being made exclusively for children. But do you know your slate from your convertible or your HDMI from your Wi-Fi?

Let us guide you through what you need to know before letting your little ones wild online.

The Kurio 7S and the Kuro 4S are Android devices with high resolution screens and HD video playback. Available in a 7-inch format or if you prefer, a more pocket friendly 4-inch variant. Both come with all the KurioGenius advanced parental control and Internet filtering capabilities that are now expected from this trusted brand.

This means your child only has access to age appropriate content. You can constrain the usage of the devices such as placing time-limits on usage or blocking certain types of usage Eg. after 7pm. This allows you, as parents, to enforce learning time into your child’s computing time.

You can also do it together and you can track the location of the device and the activity being undertaken.

It also comes with more than 60 apps including games and educational programs. You’ll also have access to the Kurio Store.

For those who are a little bit younger the range of learning tablets from Vtech is ideal.

The Vtech Innotab 3 (which is available in pink and blue) comes packed with fun and useful apps, like an MP3 player, calendar, clock with stopwatch, notes, friends list and much more.

You and your children can on reading adventures as stories come to life with interactive e-books. Your child will watch the story as it’s read or touch the words one by one to read at their own pace.

Discover new words with the story dictionary and touch the highlighted words to learn the meaning.

The LeapPad2 Power from LeapFrog, available in pink and green, is one of the firm favourites for this year. Now with its own charger (so you don’t need to add batteries to your already hectic Christmas shopping lists), the LeapPad2 Power is ‘kid-tough and packed with learning fun’.

It comes with 9 apps, 4BG memory, a stylus and a ton of exciting features, with a fun range of apps and accessories available to buy separately to customise your tablet.

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