Yes, you should probably put a case on your iPad before handing it over to a child. But how do you know which one to get? That’s where we come in. After many hours of research, we’ve put together this roundup of the best iPad cases for kids with options for all models, budgets and use-cases.
Best all-around iPad case for kids
Taking into account price, features and durability, this is the best iPad case for kids you can get right now.
AVAWO Kids Case for iPad
This case from AVAWO is our pick for the best all around kids’ case, and it’s not particularly close. It is made out of EVA foam and soft silicon material, so it’s lightweight, durable and less slippery. It also comes in a bunch of fun color options, has an incredible customer review history on Amazon, and its price falls under the $20 mark.
Plus: the built-in handle not only makes it easier to carry, but it also rotates 180 degrees to double as a kickstand for watching movies and such.
Best ultra-thin iPad case for kids
The truth is, the best case for you is the one you’ll actually use. So if big bulky cases aren’t your thing, but you still want protection for your tablet, you should consider our pick for the best ultra-thin iPad case for kids.
TineeOwl Ultra Slim Clear Case
It may not look like it’s geared towards kids, but this ultra slim clear case from TineeOwl is more than capable. Despite it being ultra slim and lightweight, its tough TPU bumper and raised bezel offer great protection against bumps and scratches. It also has a clear treated backing that will never yellow and it may just be the best looking case on this list.
Plus: it’s worth noting that this case has click-y button covers, offering extra protection against crumby and sticky fingers.
Best rugged iPad case for children
If your little ones are on the more rambunctious side, you may way a little extra protection. Rugged cases are a bit bulkier than the average cover, but they also offer better safeguards against drops, dirt and other grime. Here is our favorite pick for the best rugged iPad case for kids.
OtterBox Defender Case for iPad
The Otterbox Defender series has long been a staple in the rugged case sector. We actually named it our favorite rugged iPhone case last year. Features for the iPad case include a multi-layered shell with raised bezel around the display, port and button covers for added gunk protection, and of course it comes with OtterBox’s [limited] lifetime warranty.
Plus: the case comes with a handy display cover that doubles as a stand for multiple viewing angles.
Best folio iPad case for kids
A folio case is one that offers an attached flip cover, like a book, that helps keep your tablet’s display extra-protected during transport. Here is the best folio iPad case for kids.
Speck Balance Folio for iPad
Speck has been a well-known name in the Apple device case game for several years. We like its Balance folio for its minimal design and strong functionality. Just snap your iPad into the soft-lined cradle and you are good to go. The folio part works as both a display cover, with a locking clasp to ensure it stays closed, and a two-way stand for hands-free viewing from different angles.
Plus: two noteworthy things here. One, this case has been lab tested to ensure survival of 4 foot drops and two, it features a magnetic camera shield on the back in the event you don’t want your kids using the iPad’s camera.
Best kickstand iPad case for kids
Perhaps every children’s iPad case should come with a kickstand. It makes it super easy to prop up your tablet for activities like watching movies and making video calls. Here is our pick for the best kickstand iPad case for kids.
Seymac Kids Case
In addition to having a built-in kickstand, this Seymac iPad case for kids is essentially a Swiss Army knife of features. The case itself is well-built with multiple layers, it has a built-in screen protector (to protect your iPad screen) and pencil holder, and it even has a hand strap to make it easier to hold and handle for little hands. Plus it comes with a 6-month warranty.
Plus: we also like that the case comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap to make it easier to carry your tablet around. And spoiler alert, it can also be used to hang your iPad on a headrest/back of a car seat.