iPads are fantastic gadgets for children. Not only are these child-friendly tablets intuitive and super simple to use, but the huge range of apps available means they're educational, fun, and help harness a child’s creativity while getting them comfortable with technology from a young age.
If your child is using an iPad, it's essential that you pick yourself up a kid-friendly case. There are two reasons for this. The first is that you want to protect your investment - iPads are reasonably tough and can take a knock or two, but they aren’t quite up to taking what a child can put them through. The second is that iPads are very thin, smooth and light – making them difficult for little hands to hold.
With the right case, you can protect your expensive gadget and add some bulk to the device, making it easier for a child to use.
We’ve put a range of iPad cases to the test, subjecting them to some rough and ready treatment, to make sure that they’re up to the job of protecting your device. Below you’ll find a list of the cases that we know are up to the task.
A quick note: Make sure you check each listing carefully for a comprehensive list of compatible models.
This case is a really fun way of protecting a child's iPad. The iGuy case is made from a really thick but light foam which protects the device while giving it a pleasant texture. The thick legs allow the case to hold the device upright, and the arms double up as handles. Available in green, red, blue and red.
This case is made up of three layers, each offering shock proofing and knock protection, and the soft TPU outer gives the case a nice grip and texture. The smart and low-key design of this case makes it a really good option for slightly older children who don't want a bright, overtly childish case.
This brightly coloured and robust case from Eastcoo offers all round protection, with extra tough corner bumpers and a built-in screen protector (perfect for protecting the iPad from scratches and sticky fingers). It's super tough thanks to the non-toxic two-layer shell design, with one layer being made up from tough plastic, and the outer a shock absorbing silicon. On the rear, there's a tough foldable kickstand.
Constructed from non-toxic and shockproof EVA foam and plastic, this case from Surom offers all round protection for the iPad, including a screen cover. The handle at the top has a nice grip, and there is a kickstand on the rear. This is a great case for younger children and is available in loads of bright colours, including blue, green, pink and red.
This case has a hardened protective shell which is bordered by shock-resistant silicon to provide a really good defence against knocks and drops. There's a built-in screen protector, and on the rear there's a rotating, robust kickstand and adjustable neoprene hand strap. There are two points to attach a shoulder strap, which is a great and versatile feature that can help reduce drops.