The best iPad cases for kids in 2018

Kids iPad cases are colourful, fun and most importantly protective. Keep your iPad safe whilst your children are using it with one of these iPad cases for kids. We've rounded up some of the best shockproof, waterproof and childproof iPad cases out there for your kids.

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iPads are powerful educational tools. And in moderation, and with careful supervision, an iPad - particularly an older model you don't use much any more - can be a great way to distract, entertain and stimulate the brain of a child, and there are some amazing iPad apps just for kids.

That doesn't mean that you want your iPad to be covered in jam or used as a cricket bat, neither of which can be ruled out when kids are involved.

Happily, an industry has grown up to cater for this market, and there are lots of protective iPad cases to choose from. We'll try to help you find one that will both appeal to, and survive, your child's sense of fun.

Keep in mind the model and size of your iPad so that you choose a case that fits. 

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iPads are powerful educational tools. And in moderation, and with careful supervision, an iPad - particularly an older model you don't use much any more - can be a great way to distract, entertain and stimulate the brain of a child, and there are some amazing iPad apps just for kids.

That doesn't mean that you want your iPad to be covered in jam or used as a cricket bat, neither of which can be ruled out when kids are involved.

Happily, an industry has grown up to cater for this market, and there are lots of protective iPad cases to choose from. We'll try to help you find one that will both appeal to, and survive, your child's sense of fun.

Keep in mind the model and size of your iPad so that you choose a case that fits. 

 

DeeMall Thomas Multi Function Child Shock Proof Case

Tripling up as a stand, a handle and a protective case, this is a good and vibrant- eight colours are available - budget choice for parents of young children. It's simple but sturdy, and the textured grip makes drops less likely.

It's been pointed out that charging the device while encased is sightly awkward, so you might like to take it out on those occasions.

This case is available for the iPad Air and iPad 9.7in (2017) and, we suspect, iPad Pro 9.7in too, although it looks like the flash will be blocked - so steer clear if your child is a keen photographer.

This case isn't currently available in the US, but you can find a nearly identical version on Amazon for US$18.90.

 

Cooper Cases Grabster iPad case

The Grabster is cheap and tough: a good combination when handing things over to children. There are four handles around the edge of the iPad, making it easy to grab for small, clumsy, sticky hands.

Available in blue and pink, and for the iPad mini 1-4, iPad 2-4, iPad Air 1 & 2 and iPad 9.7 (both 2017 and 2018 versions).

 

iBallz Originals for iPad

Crazy name, crazy product. iBallz is four soft balls on an elasticated band that you stretch around the perimeter of your tablet; these protect the vulnerable corners and screen from drop damage, while the cord can be used to hang the iPad on the back of a car seat and similar vantage points.

The iBallz ships from the US, so if you're buying from the UK there is an additional cost of £3.32 in import fees. It's only available in black in the UK as well.

The iBallz fits any tablets 10-12 inches in size, which include the iPad 1-4 and iPad Air 1 & 2.

 

Evecase Kids iPad Cover Case with Stand

Simple, sturdy. You get good protection from drops and a handle that folds over and doubles up as a stand. 

This case is available for the iPad Mini 1-3 and the iPad 2-4. While it is not available in the US from the same manufacturer, US shoppers can find an equivalent on Amazon for $16.99 that fits the iPad 2-4. 

 

Koooky Penguin iPad Case

This is another one that's only likely to appeal to younger kids, but they should appreciate the cheery design while they're busy finding new ways to smear jam inside the connector sockets. The penguin version is available in the UK only, but there are other options for US shoppers.

The Koooky case has a couple obvious benefits over comparable cases: firstly, the feet mean that it's freestanding for when kids want to watch a film or TV show; secondly, there's an adjustable velcro strap on the back for car headrests for the sake of easy viewing options on the go. 

The Koooky Penguin case fits the Apple iPad Air and Air 2. And if penguins aren't your thing, it's also available in frog ($14.99, US only), cat (both of which fit iPad mini 1-3, £14.99/$14.99) or the slightly odd blue monster variety (£19.99, UK only) which fits iPad Air and Air 2.

 

UCMDA Shockproof Children Butterfly Cover

This charming butterfly case is made from an environmentally-friendly EVA material, which is also lightweight and durable – perfect for children. 

What we like best is that the wings transform into an adjustable stand for both portrait and landscape viewing – while the case itself allows easy access to all ports.

It fits the iPad mini 1-4 (£10.99), iPad 2-4 (£12.99) and iPad 9.7 (2017), Pro 9.7 and Air 2 (£11.99).

Though this case is not available from UCMDA in the States, US shoppers can find a nearly identical version for the iPad 2-4 ($19.69), iPad Air 1 & 2 and Pro 9.7 ($17.84) on Amazon.

 

Meiya Waterproof Kids iPad Case

Here's a case that's rugged enough to protect your iPad from the wrath of your child's use, but also stylish enough to use yourself.

This case keeps your iPad safe from snow, sand and water. It fits the iPad 2-4 and is available in a large range of vibrant colours.

 

Rugged cases

The cases we've looked at thus far have all been specifically designed for the tastes of children, but it may be that you're looking for something more generic: it doesn't need to be bright pink or shaped like a train, it just needs to protect your iPad from strenuous, careless use.

If you're willing to compromise on the looks side of things, you may be able to get a case that's a bit cheaper, or considerably tougher, or something you'd be happy to carry around yourself. If that sounds appealing, step on over to our Best tough, rugged and waterproof iPad cases article.

And if you've decided on a case, you might also want to take a look at the Best iPad apps for kids.

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