Tablets have been all the rage since Apple introduced their own Tablet 2 years ago, everyone from teenagers to grandma’s have picked one up. Â The question is, at what Â age is it too early to own a Tablet.
If aÂ childÂ puts your iPad in her mouth, itâ€™s a good sign sheâ€™s too young for an Apple tablet of her own. But thatâ€™s not to say there arenâ€™t other options for tiny hands craving shiny icons.For parentsÂ who donâ€™t want to put hundreds of dollars of delicate technology in the hands of a toddler (or even a teen), thereâ€™s a swath of sturdy tablets now on the market catering to children as young as 7 months, with the cheapest starting from around $26.
In addition to cost and age guidelines, the most helpful way to choose from the various kid-friendly tablets out there is to think about what your child most likes to do â€” or whatÂ youÂ would most like them to be doing.
The Right Age For a Tablet
While there are apps for all ages, actually owning a tablet can be a good learning experience for a child. Thereâ€™s responsibility in having something nice, even if itâ€™s a kiddie version, and there are lots of lessons to be learned there â€” not only about using apps for homework and extracurricular learning, but also in the very essence of taking care of something special.
Once your child understands that a tablet isnâ€™t something to be thrown around and must be
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