Thoughts on Getting a Nook Tablet for Kid Use?
NetworkNerd last edited by
Last Christmas my mother bought my daughter (now about to be 6) a Kindle Fire for kids. She loves the device for games and for watching tv, but the internal storage is only 8 GB with no way to expand. I know they have a newer Kindle Fire for Kids out there, but I have not decided if I want to get it for her.
The primary purpose is for watching tv shows here and there and playing educational games (approved by mom and dad first, of course). I got an e-mail from Barnes and Noble recently about some trade-in incentives toward a new Nook tablet. Take a look - http://nook.barnesandnoble.com/u/trade-in-your-nook/379004337?cds2Pid=49036. We could trade in the Kindle Fire she has now, our 1st gen iPad, and a Kindle e-reader I have but never use to get some cash off a new Nook. I don't know how we would get rid of these devices if we go with some other kind of tablet (i.e. the next generation Kindle Fire for Kids).
They have 3 different models, but I don't see why this wouldn't do the trick - http://nook.barnesandnoble.com/u/samsung-galaxy-tab-4-nook-tablet/379004262.
My concern is the app store. Does anyone out there use a Nook? Do you feel like the app store is comparable to that of Kindle's app store? Another concern is getting a protective case as nice as the one we got for the Kindle Fire for Kids. It is wonderful and very durable. I'd love to hear any feedback.
My son has a Nook. But he is able to use the full Google Play store. I didn't know you could still get Nook tablets that block Play.
coliver last edited by
My parents bought all of us the first generation Nook tablet when it first came out. I was able to ROM it and get access to full android and Google Play from day 1. It was really inexpensive hardware but it worked surprisingly well.
These aren't Nook tablets anymore though these are Galaxy Tab 7s that have been locked down by B&N. It also has access to the Google Play store so you don't have to worry about lack of options.
scottalanmiller last edited by
We've looked and the Kindle Fire for Kids is not very good. We were going to go with the full Kindle Fire and a nice case of it, but ended up just sticking with the iPads.
Jaguar last edited by
Get a previous gen Nexus 7 tablet, they pop up all the time for ~$125 or less.