Tablets are huge once again this year and a lot of parents are going to be buying one for their kid this year.
If you are interested in buying a tablet for your child for Christmas this year, there are a few things you should know before you just splurge and buy one.
First of all most tablets are not cheap so you need to make sure you set a budget before you start shopping. The cheapest tablets will run you at least $75 and up with the nicer quality ones being over $200.
For younger kids under the age of 7 you may want to stick with the cheaper tablets like the LeapFrog LeapPad or the Inno Tab 2. These tablets are geared towards younger children and they don't have access to things like the Internet or basic Android apps. You can expect to pay less than $100 for one of these tablets.
For older children you may consider an Android tablet that is geared towards children such as the Tabeo Tablet for Kids. These tablets have more apps and access to the web but they come with parental controls that can help you monitor what your child can actually do on them.
If you don't mind spending some money on your child or if your children will be sharing the tablet you can consider buying them a Kindle Fire HD or an Apple iPad for Christmas. These will set you back at least $200 but they are a lot nicer quality than a cheaper tablet and there are really so many things a child can do on them.
For more information on buying a tablet for your kids for Christmas, check out this article, Best Tablet for Kids 2012.