Clockwise, from upper left, are LeapFrog’s Epic, a Nabi Elev-8, Kurio’s Xtreme 2, and an Amazon Fire Kids Edition.
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Kiddie tablets have grown up. Tablets designed just for kids are getting more sophisticated as they face increased competition from regular tablets. Parents still want educational content and safety features that come with a tablet designed purely for kids.Eric Levin, Kurio's strategic director, said kids using children's tablets are getting younger, as older kids gravitate toward adult products.Although older kids may be ready for adult tablets, the shift has left those 8 to 12 without age-appropriate devices, Levin says. Nonetheless, adult tablets remain popular with kids.Amazon touts its Fire tablet as something the entire family can use, eliminating the need to buy something just for the kids.Nonetheless, Amazon is selling a kids' edition tablet for $100 .
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