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Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby ajh2298 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:22 pm

Me and my wife would like to get our six year-old a Tablet for his big Xmas gift this year and we are kind of clueless on what to get. Right now Staples has a "$75.00 off a Samsung Tablet" coupon that is valid only today. So it kind of forced our hand a little bit.

Here is what we are looking at:

Samsung Galaxy 3 7" $125.00 after coupon

http://www.staples.com/Samsung-Galaxy-T ... uct_214281

Samsung Galaxy 2 7" $95.00 after coupon

http://www.staples.com/Samsung-Galaxy-I ... uct_726938

Tabeo E2 8" $180.00 after taxes and added 15 month protection plan

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... d=24599696

We like the name brand and the lower price of the Samsung's but dont know the difference between the two models. But we also like the "kid friendly" aspect of the Tabeo plus the warranty that covers everything helps also.

And advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

p.s.
Here is a link to the coupon if anybody was interested.

http://reg.e.staples.com/c/s/tagfrm/hBS ... ON_1=33382
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Kaizer on Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:31 pm

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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Hockeynut! on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:26 pm

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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby PghSkins on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:31 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:http://www.target.com/p/100-sheet-quad-composition-notebook/-/A-13313623


Beat me to it.

You will regret spending any significant $ on computer equipment for a 6 year old.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby skullman80 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:34 pm

Yeah not sure why a 6 year old needs a tablet of any kind. That's just me though. What would they even use it for at that age?
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Ad@m on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:37 pm

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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Grunthy on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:41 pm

I remember playing with legos and hot wheels...
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Gabe on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:50 pm

Buy your kid a kindle fire gen 1 they can do all kinds of things on including reading books I have a 9 and 11 year old and they love theirs.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Gaucho on Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:04 pm

Not sure why everything has to be a either/or debate. The internet and all sorts of computers and gadgets are part of our everyday life now, it makes sense to introduce kids to these things under parental guidance. They'll not be any dumber for it. They can still play outside and read books.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby MWB on Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:35 pm

Gaucho wrote:Not sure why everything has to be a either/or debate. The internet and all sorts of computers and gadgets are part of our everyday life now, it makes sense to introduce kids to these things under parental guidance. They'll not be any dumber for it. They can still play outside and read books.


No. Give a kid a tablet and they turn into a zombie right away. One step away from playing violent video games and being a violent person. :pop:
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby meow on Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Get him the cheapest one.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby penny lane on Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:22 pm

crayons(unless they no longer sold) ;) coloring pastels, play-doh, barbie, francie, and skipper dolls
that was me... 8-)
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby bhaw on Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:26 pm

Will daddy be using the tablet during down time? My 3 year old uses my work iPad, almost exclusively for Netflix.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby DelPen on Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:04 pm

My almost 4 year old has mastered minecraft.

Galaxy Tab 2 is pretty good. Look at the RAM, need at least 1 gb. 8gb initial inboard storage us fine, keep media on a micro sd card which are cheap.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby viva la ben on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:17 pm

The Nabi 2 by Fuhu is the best kids tablet on the market. It has all the kid safe, time control, and bumper protection with the initial purchase.
You can install the amazon App Store on it and it has been very durable for the 10 months my 7 year old twins have had theirs.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby PensHckyFan79 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:48 pm

my brother got his daughter an iPad mini for her 5th birthday this year and my wife and I were like WTF? Why does a kid need a tablet, especially when both of the parents have one. I got a Kindle Fire HD for x-mas this year and I barley use it (Ive read a couple books on it, and used some apps) it usually just sits on my nightstand being unused until I can't sleep and dont want to watch TV.

If my kid wants a tablet they will have to settle with using mine because I dont see it right now, maybe my opinion will change over time.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby mac5155 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:51 pm

I see no problem with giving a child a tablet. Id rather spend $300 on one toy they're gonna use than buy 4 plastic toys they play with 5 times then get bored and throw in the corner.
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Re: Need advice on a Tablet for a 6 year-old.

Postby Shyster on Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:21 pm

Grump, grump, grump... In my day... [Waves cane] Bah. I didn't even own a CD player until I was a teenager.
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