Recently, KinderTown received an email asking about the best cases for kids
I have a 3 year-old and 7 year-old that use my iPad pretty hard, and it has dropped on my tiled kitchen floor many times, so I understand the need for a sturdy case. Here are my two recommendations; these are the only cases I have bought, and they worked so well I didn’t need to try any others!
I would avoid flip-type covers, such as the standard cases designed by Apple. Flipping the cover doesn’t seem to work well for children, or it gets caught on things and aids in dropping the iPad rather than working to protect it. Try these instead:
My Favorite iPad Case
M-Edge – I have used this case from the very beginning of my iPad ownership, and it has been worth every penny. It has lasted five years now, and has bounced off the tile floor, been dropped on the sidewalk, thrown on the ground, and probably a handful of other typical kid behaviors, without any damage to my iPad. The reason I love it so much is that it does not have a plastic cover on the screen, so I can see graphics perfectly, and there isn’t any hindrance to the touch screen. It also wipes off really nicely with a mild soap and cloth. Mine is blue and I’m known for carrying it everywhere and even had a student affectionately draw a picture of me with the big blue case around the outside of my iPad. If you wanted a stand to work with this case, you could purchase it separately. Or, a school shortcut is to use a library book display stand, they work perfectly for iPad stands as well.
My Second Favorite iPad Case
GumDrop Cases – I used these cases extensively with a school, and we really liked them. They do have a plastic cover to protect the screen, and they have styles with a stand. The outside is a rubbery consistency that is very similar to the M-Edge and is easy for little hands to grip. They come in a ton of sizes and colors, so there are lots of options with their cases. These also clean up really well with a mild cleaner if you remove it from the iPad. You will want to clean your iPad really well before putting the case on the iPad, because it really secures the iPad tightly. Removing the case is tough, so be sure you won’t be removing it from the case often.
Do you have a case you love? Leave a comment and tell KinderTown about it.