How A Tablet Can Set Your Child Up For Success

January 11, 2022 – 3 min read

Tablets are one of the best inventions for primary school-aged kids in recent years: they’re extremely interactive, easy to use, and chock-full of apps for education, fun and all their special interests. Whether they’re using an iPad or Android tablet (like the Galaxy Tab S7 FE), there’s definitely more than enough out there to keep your child happy and learning all through primary school.

A teacher and a primary school student use a tablet to learn in the classroom

“To make the experience even better for you and them, pair the kids tablet with a pair of kids headphones, like the JR310 Kids On Ear Headphones from JBL,” says Christos Boukogiannis, The Good Guys Buyer – Sound. “They’re designed to be comfortable and fit small heads, while also limiting the volume to 85dB to protect their hearing.”

“Pair the kids tablet with a pair of kids headphones. They’re designed to be comfortable and fit small heads, while also limiting the volume to protect their hearing.”

Once they are set up with the best tablet for kids and the best headphones, it’s time to find the right tablet games and tablet apps to suit their needs. Here’s some of the best ones:

Tablet Apps For Reading & Writing

Apps can make learning to read and write fun.

‘LetterSchool’ (Free+* on iPadOS and Android) is a great place for kids to start to draw letters and numbers. It has the numbers 1-10 as well as upper and lowercase letters

‘Lingokids’ (Free+* on iPadOS and Android) aims to teach kids to read and write through playing games, chanting words and singing songs.

Our Top Tablet Pick for Reading & Writing is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7.

Tablet Apps For Science & Maths

‘Khan Academy Kids’ (Free on iPadOS and Android) has a program designed to help kids fall in love with learning. It can be integrated with their school, or just used at home for independent learning. The most important thing kids can learn is how to learn… once they’ve got that, they’re ready to take on anything.

‘Night Sky’ (Free+* for iPadOS and Android) Do your kids want to know more about the stars and constellations? Learn about them together by pointing the tablet’s camera at the night sky (or even just your ceiling) and discover the stories written in the stars.

Once you’ve learned about what you can see from earth, get a closer look in the free ‘NASA’ app to learn more about the planets.

Our Top Tablet Pick for Science & Maths is the Microsoft Surface Go 3.

Tablet Apps For Art & Music

‘GarageBand’ (Free on iPad) is hands down the most powerful non-professional music app for tablets. Kids and adults can learn about how songs are put together, make their own remixes, learn to play digital instruments, and create their own songs. You know the famous drum sample in Rihanna’s “Umbrella”? That’s a sample from the original Mac GarageBand app. What songs will your children make?

‘ArtRage’ is an extremely realistic painting app that’s great for young and old. Kids can be free to create their masterpieces without any messy cleaning up, and that’s the dream.

Our Top Tablet Pick for Art & Music Apple iPad Air 10.9.

A child does his homework with help from a tablet

Tablet Apps For Watching TV Shows

‘Netflix’ (Requires subscription, iPad and Android). If you already have a subscription to Netflix, you’ll know how many amazing kids shows are available, like She-Ra and The Princesses Of Power, PJ Masks, and The Worst Witch. Best of all, you can keep watching after the kids go to bed.

‘ABC Kids’ (Free, iPad and Android). All parents know how wonderful the ABC’s programming is for kids, and how hard it is to find good Australian content for children on other platforms. The ABC Kids app has everything you love about the regular ABC Kids programming, like Bluey, The Inbestigators and educational programming. Plus, it has absolutely no ads, so they can just relax and enjoy without begging you for the latest toy afterwards.

Our Top Tablet Pick for Watching TV Shows is the Lenovo Tab M7 (3rd Gen).

Tablet Apps For Games

‘Minecraft’ is absurdly popular among kids because the Creative mode is fun and educational (although they’re probably more into it for the first part), so getting it on their tablet makes sense. You can love that they’re learning, and they’ll love having a great time with their friends.

‘Apple Arcade’ is cheating slightly, because it’s not just one game, but 100+ games. Apple Arcade is an amazing deal for those who have iPads because it gives you unlimited access to a huge selection of games with no ads or in-app purchases. That means you can hand these games to your child and not have to worry about them asking for money for gems or cosmetics, and there are plenty of educational games in there. ‘Cut The Rope’, for example, teaches problem solving.

Our Top Tablet Pick for Games is Apple iPad 10.2.

If you’re ready to buy a tablet or tablet accessories to help your child’s education, then we have the best range at the lowest prices. Just come in store or visit us online today to get everything you need from one of our product experts.

* Free+ means an app is free to use, but in-app purchases are available.

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