Choosing the best iPad or tablet case for kids is so important, as the right case means that a child can safely take their device anywhere to help them to learn, play or communicate. Here are 5 tips for helping parents choose the best tablet case for their child.
1 – Choose a rugged iPad or tablet case
iPads and tablets are mostly glass, which makes them slippery and breakable so we need to keep the tablet safe from drops and smashes. Rugged iPad and tablet cases are designed specifically to cope with drops, bumps and the occasional slap from a child.
Rugged iPad cases are built with materials that absorb pressure and vibration, and can include design features such as corner air chambers to absorb impact. A highly protective iPad case can have a dropproof rating to 2m and some are also waterproof – so it can handle what a child can give it.
2 – Choose an iPad case with strap or handle
Many children need to use an iPad or tablet for day to day activities, so making it easy for them to carry the device is helpful. Select a rugged iPad case with a handle or strap, so the child can keep the device close for communication, calming or learning.
3 – See clearly with screen protection
Many cases have inbuilt screen protection to ensure that grit and dirt from a school bag can’t be dragged across the screen to scratch the glass.
If your case doesn’t come with screen protection, it can be added. Same too for iPad or tablet screen covers. Some kids find the thin film of plastic across the glass surface distracting and will try to pierce it to break it off. In this case, a glass iPad screen cover may be a better choice.
4 – Encourage good posture with a stand
Many iPad and tablet cases include an integrated stand, which helps to support the device in a comfortable and safe viewing position. This helps to support good posture for your child while using the case, and reduce the chance of neck or eye strain.
If your preferred case does not include a stand, there are separate tablet stands available which can be used on the floor, table or even clamped to a wheelchair or car headrest to put the device just where you need it.
5 – Quality iPad case means a longer iPad life
Choose a rugged iPad case from a quality brand so the iPad or tablet lasts longer. Brands such as Gumdrop, Catalyst, Brenthaven, Griffin or Otterbox are designed with engineered protection plus constructed from quality materials that can cope with drops, shocks and more. Extending the life of a device for a few more years can reduce the trauma of a change sensitive children, and reduce the cost for families.