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Best Black Friday deals on kids’ tablets

Because not everyone needs the new iPad.


Allen Weiner


Holiday shopping is edging ever-closer, and you’re probably already inundated with gift ideas. If one of the things on those lists is a tablet, then you have some homework to do. Tablets are not one-size fits all, and if there pre-teens eyeing a device, then you should narrow down the options.

Not everyone needs the brand new iPad with its top-of-the-line specs (and the attached price tag). If you’re thinking about buying a tablet for a younger user, you should be shopping with a few things in mind—prime among them being some built-in guardrails to keep them from exploiting credit cards with in-app purchases. Luckily there are a handful of tablets that come with software to help this, and are also more affordable (especially with these Black Friday deals).

Think of it as keeping the training wheels on just a bit longer.

What: Kurio 7S Kids, 7-inch tablet with Android 4.2 & 8GB memory

Where: Wal-Mart

When: 6pm Thanksgiving Day, while supplies last

How much: $49.88

What: Nabi 2 Nickelodeon Edition Wi-Fi Tablet, 8GB memory

Where: Wal-Mart

When: Starting at 8pm Nov. 27, while supplies last

How much: $99

What: 7-inch SmartTab Jr.

Where: Big Lots

When: Starting at 6am Black Friday, through Sunday

How much: $58.88

What: Monsters University LeapPad2 Bundle, includes digital download card

Where: Big Lots

When: Starting 7 am-Midnight, Nov. 27

How much: $49.99

What: Match Speed Fit Clip Plus 8 GB MP3 Video Player with Pedometer

Where: Radio Shack

When: Starting at 8am Black Friday

How much: $14.99

What: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids Tablet

Where: Best Buy

When: Starting at 5pm, Nov. 27th

How much: $129.99

What: Discovery Kids Laptop Computer

Where: Kohls

When: Starting at 6pm Nov. 27, through 1pm Black Friday

How much: $19.99

What: LeapTV by Leapfrog

Where: K-Mart

When: Starting at 6am Nov. 27, through Sunday.

How much: $149.99

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