Back to School Giveaway

Back-to-School Giveaway 2014

Enter to WIN a $50 Amazon Gift Card

The summer isn’t even over yet, but before you know it, kids will be heading back to school! It’s still plenty hot, and your children are probably in their bathing suits by the pool, but it’s time to start thinking about what they need to go back to class.

Back to School Giveaway

Back to School Giveaway

The winner of the back to school giveaway will recieve a $50 gift card from Amazon. (The winner may also receive their prize via Paypal.)

Popular back to school supplies include binders, pencils and kids tablet devices.

Give-a-way rules:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. This giveaway ends on August 31th, 2014 at midnight. The winner will be contacted shortly after by email. The winner will be chosen by random.org through Rafflecopter.

Open to Canadian and U.S. residents only, ages 18+. Enter via the Rafflecopter below and all entries will be verified.

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*The winner must have a valid PayPal account.

Good luck! The winner will be announced on September 1st, 2014.

This 2014 Back-to-School giveaway is sponsored by me. Click here for giveaway rules.

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LeapPad XDi Ultra

Has it happened to you yet? Maybe your head was turned when your child grabbed the shiny, beeping, curious-looking rectangle on the table. And, splat! You watched in desperation as your treasured iPad pummeled to the floor.

LeapPad Ultra XDi

LeapPad Ultra XDi

Children, like adults, are fascinated by electronics. So instead of letting the little ones play with your expensive, adult-friendly iPad, why not buy your child their own tablet PC! Not only are children’s tablets fun for your kids, but they’re also digital learning tools. Better yet, studies show that interactive games jumpstart personal creativity.

LeapFrog, the leader in children’s electronic “edutainment” products, has developed the LeapPad XDi kids tablet for children between the age of 4 and 9.

The LeapPad Ultra XDi offers a high-resolution screen, 8GB of storage, plus front and rear cameras capable of video recording. It also has an onboard MP3 player that will make use of that extra storage.

Perfectly sized for tiny hands, the 7-inch tablet comes pre-loaded with hundreds of colorful, kid-friendly games and educational videos. A mini, all-in-one media center, the LeapFrog’s XDi tablet also features a microphone, camera and video recorder – hey, when your child gets a hold of the LeapPad Ultra, you may just discover you’re raising the next Steven Spielberg! Also a child’s e-reader, the third generation LeapPad computer pad is a great phonics and reading comprehension tutor.

What appears to be magic to kids, this dynamic digital device responds to touch and movement; the screen adjusts to either landscape or portrait just by turning! Also included is a stylus and handwriting applications so your child can practice the long-lost art of penmanship.

The LeapFrog XDi is available in green or pink and is scheduled to hit retail stores in the summer – August 2014. The newest LeapFrog pad computer is predicted to be among the top Christmas toys for 2014.

The 7-inch LeapPad XDi Ultra is priced at $130, and the smaller 5-inch LeapPad 3 is priced at $100 – perfect to go with the new Leapfrog LeapTV!

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LeapPad 3 Kids Tablet

LeapPad 3 Learning Tablet for Children

LeapFrog has announced a smaller version of its LeapPad Explorer tablet for kids, the LeapPad 3. The newest LeapPad device features some significant upgrades and will retail for about $100. The 2014 LeapPad3 is recommended for children ages 3 to 9, and the device works with LeapFrog’s library of games and apps – including the Frozen app.

LeapPad 3

LeapPad 3

Focusing on early childhood education, the LeapPad 3 kids tablet features a child-safe web browser, wi-fi, a 5-inch touchscreen, and 4GB of internal storage and and access to the LeapFrog Learning Library. The educational tablet includes Wi-Fi connectivity with LeapSearch, LeapPad’s browser. You’ll also find 4 GB of storage and 2.0 MP cameras on the front and back.

The LeapPad 3 and LeapPad XDi Ultra will both be hitting stores in the fall. The LeapPad Ultra XDi is the bigger brother, priced at $130. It has a 7″ display with 8 GB of storage, along with the same cameras on the front and back.

The third generation LeapPad is available in green or pink for $100 – and is predicted to be one of the top Christmas toys for 2014. Watch for the new LeapFrog LeapTV gaming system for kids!

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VTech’s 4th Generation Children’s Learning Tablets

Wi-Fi-enabled kids tablets are the latest tech-toy for children. Educational tablet toys are portable, affordable, and kids love them! With the VTech Innotab tablets for kids, children can access a Kid Safe Web Browser and an exclusive Kid Connect communication application.

VTech's 4th Generation Children's Learning Tablets

VTech’s 4th Generation Children’s Learning Tablets

The InnoTab Max, InnoTab 3 Plus, and the Innotab 3S Plus will hit the market in August 2014.

The InnoTab 3S Plus kids tablet is multi-media slate complete with a 180-degree rotating video camera, MP3 and video player, rechargeable battery, and 18 included apps.

The new 2014 InnoTab slates feature VTech Kid Connect – an exclusive communication app that allows kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter and a kid-safe Internet browser. Wi-Fi Kid Connect allows children to send photos and voice recordings to parents and each other.

Your child can download hundreds of e-books, games, videos and music wirelessly from VTech’s online Learning Lodge hub.

Help your child learn valuable skills such as math, reading, spelling and comprehension. Edutainment tablets also offer exciting games, e-books, and drawing features. The new VTech tablets are interactive, and this can help motivate children to learn.

VTech’s 4th Generation Children’s Learning Tablets are recommended for children 3 to 9 years old.

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Nabi DreamTab HD8

Looking for the best tablets for kids 2014 ?

The new Nabi Dream Tab HD8 kids tablet is an Android-based device with a NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8 inch full HD display, and a digital pen. This slate is made with kids in mind and provides them with lots of fun games, activities and so much more.

Nabi DreamTab HD8

Nabi DreamTab HD8

This powerful 8-inch Android tablet for kids allows children to develop their creativity. The DreamTab 8 makes it easier for kids to draw, animate, author their own books and edit movies like a pro.

The Dream Pro Studio software teaches drawing and animation using the Dream Pen (from Wacom). Nabi Konnect enables your child to share photos, instant message, and communicate through email apps. Access children’s programming from the Nabi Play and Nabi Radio apps.

The HD8 tablet features a parent mode that lets you use the device as a regular Android tablet with the stock Google app launcher and other features. The Nabi DreamTab for kids also comes in a larger 12-inch size.

Other specs include NFC, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, front and rear cameras, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

The Fuhu Nabi DreamTab 8 HD tablet for children is now available for about $269.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education

Kids Tablet With Google Play

Samsung has announced a new educational kids tablet. The Galaxy Tab 4 Education is a 10.1” WXGA (1280×800) rugged slate designed to work with Google Play for Education.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

The Android 4.4 device is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1.5 GB of memory, and 16 GB of storage. Battery life from the 6800 mAH battery is rated at 10 hours for the 1.08 lb tablet.

The Galaxy Tab for Education includes is a microSD card slot for an additional 64 GB of storage, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, NFC and a HDMI port. The early childhood education tablet can be customized on Android using Multi Window.

The 2014 educational tablet for children will be compatible with a future upgrade of Samsung School – an interactive classroom management solution. The Google Apps for Education web console can be used to manage the learning tab for an additional $30.00.

The Samsung learning tablet is available as of today for $369.99 through Samsung and partners.

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Meep! X2 Tablet for Kids

Oregon Scientific Meep! X2

MEEP! X2 is a rugged Wi-Fi enabled 7-inch kids tablet featuring amazing zForce® touch screen technology. The 2014 Android tablet for kids runs on Android 4.2 and offers movies, music, e-books, and educational apps – aimed at children aged six years and above.

MEEP! X2 Tablet for Kids

MEEP! X2 Tablet for Kids

The MEEP X2 has access to a Meep! Store with over 800 games and apps and can access the Google Play Store via a parental portal when required. Access a vast library of pre-loaded games, educational apps, e-books and more all at the touch of your finger. Plus download hundreds of action packed games, challenging learning activities perfect for early childhood education.

Meep! X2 specs include a 1.2GHz, Dual Core Processor with 1GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI connector allows you to enjoy videos via your home TV.

The Oregon Scientific Meep! X2 comes preloaded with many learning programs and runs on Android OS. The 2014 kids tablet has 4GB of internal storage with an SD media card expansion slot for up to 32GB of additional memory. USB connectivity and an audio out jack for headphones are included. The G-sensor will ensure that the image onscreen is always the right way up.

The most exciting part about the new kids tablet are the accessories. Meep! X2 accessories include a joystick, microphone, steering wheel, piano keyboard, drum pad, headphones and game-pro case.

The Oregon Scientific MEEP X2 kids tablet is now available exclusively at Toys “R” US stores and online for $149.99.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for kids. The 7-inch kids tablet is cheaper yet less powerful than the original Galaxy Tab 3.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for kids features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSd card slot, and a 2MP rear camera (with no front-facing camera). The tablet computer includes a 3600mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for Kids

The educational tablet comes in a variety of colors including blue green, peach pink and lemon yellow making it stylish and friendly for any child’s personality.

This child-friendly device features Samsung’s Kid Mode software which includes a simple user interface, parental controls, and quick access to educational apps which enhances early childhood education.

The kids WiFi tablet should be available in China in early March for about $175. There’s no word on whether Samsung plans to offer the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for children in other countries.

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Metis Eddy Android Tablet for Kids

Metis Learning has launched the Eddy Android tablet for kids in India. The kids tablet comes with pre-loaded content based on their school’s curriculum and focuses on game-based learning. This 7-inch tablet is priced for Rs 9,999, targeting children between 2 and 10 years of age.

Eddy Tablet for Kids

Eddy Android Tablet for Kids

The Eddy educational tablet comes with over 150 learning games, and is linked to school curriculum. Eddy also comes with parental controls, a kid-safe browser, and high-quality hardware.

Eddy has a 7-inch (1024×600) IPS display, a 0.3 megapixel front camera and a 2 megapixel back camera.

Aimed at early childhood education, the Android-powered tablet focuses on language, mathematics, and creativity. Children can read books, learn to play the piano, explore the world and the universe as well as practice math through games on the Eddy tablet.

Parents can access over 50,000 educational apps on the Google Play store. Eddy also comes with an exclusive recommendation engine for parents, the Kids Radar, which recommends the most suitable learning apps for their kids on the Play store.

Eddy is being offered at an introductory price of Rs.9,999 until February 20, and at present is exclusively available on Amazon.com and eddytablet.com.

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Second-Generation XO Tablets for Kids

OLPC And Vivitar Unveil New Android XO Tablets

Android XO Tablets

Android XO Tablets

OLPC and Vivitar have launched their second-generation XO tablets for children.

The Android-powered kids tablets now come in two sizes: 7 and 10 inches. The tablets, OLPC XO-2 and XO-10, have similar hardware specifications with some tweaks in the operating systems.

Both XO tablets have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new student slates boast faster processors, and accessories for the tablets include microscopes, telescopes, speakers, and more.

OLPC XO-10 sports a 10.1-inch 1200 x 600 LCD capacitive touch display along with the in-built storage size same as that in XO-2 tablet. The educational tablets include a GPS feature and offer excellent battery options. The 7 inch model gets up to 7 hours of run time, while the 10 inch tablet gets 12 hours of battery life.

The main screen of the Android-based tablets are filled with different options for kids to learn about various professional fields, such as astronautics, science, programming, writing, music and athletics.

The 7 inch kids tablet will be priced at $150 and the 10 inch model for about $200.

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