One of the most popular tablets for kids is the iPad. With a large selection of apps designed for kids and parental controls, parents and kids alike prefer the iPad. However, iPads are specifically designed for kids. Kids are tough on tablets, and repairing a cracked screen is costly, so investing in a durable iPad case is essential.
Not all cases are made the same, and not all children use iPads the same, so not all iPad cases offer the same features. This collection of iPad cases is durable enough to stand up to most things a kid will throw at it… literally.
Which iPad Case is Best for Kids
The Gumdrop HideAway iPad case is available in a variety of colors and is compatible with various iPad models, including the iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro. The case is made with a dual-layer, ruggedized construction, which provides a cushioned layer for your device. The exterior is reinforced with rubber bumpers on the corners, providing additional shock absorption and protection. Additionally, the case is includes a protective screen cover, which helps protect the iPad screen from scratches, dust, and other debris. It also features a built-in removable stand, making it easy for kids to watch videos or play games comfortably.
- Heavy-duty silicone cover and replaceable screen shield
- Built-in stand held in place with magnetic snaps
- Easy snap-on design with full access to touch ID technology
- Impact-resistant, dual-layer silicone/ABS construction
Speck Case-E Run
The Speck Case-E is ideal for younger iPad users, with its colorful and whimsical design. Made from EVA foam the Case-E protects against bumps, drops, and other impacts. The handle makes it easy for young children to carry and can easily be flipped around to serve as a stand. The case is also coated in Microban which reduces 99% of bacteria.
- 6-foot drop protection with Speck’s Shock Barrier
- Flippable handle converts to stand
- Antimicrobial Protection
Otterbox Trusty Case
Otterbox is known for its protective cases and the Trusty Case is no exception. This case is designed for kids with a durable polycarbonate with grip ridges which makes it easier for little hands to hold. The Trusty Case comes in 3 fun colors and comes infused with a silver-based additive that blocks microbial growth. This case is heavy-duty and can withstand the abuse that most children inflict on their devices.
- Grip ridges designed for easy hold by growing hands
- Antimicrobial case withstands frequent use of cleaning and sanitizing wipes
- Multi-Use Case Stand included
Seymac Kids Case
The Seymac Kids Case is made of durable plastic and soft silicone to protect it from daily bumps, scrapes, and accidental drops. It includes 2 front casings, one with a built-in screen protector. The 360-degree rotating kickstand and hand strap allow you to adjust the case to meet your most comfortable viewing angle. The case also comes with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, for easy carrying. Available in a variety of vibrant colors.
- 360° rotating handle and foldable stand
- Designed with an extra stylus holder
- Two front frames included one with a built-in screen protector
Avawo Kids Case
The Avawo Kids Case is one of the more affordable yet durable cases available. This case comes in 7 colors kids will love. Made with an anti-slip silicone soft outer layer the case is easy to handle and provides protection from impact. The 180-degree rotatable grip handle provides extra security, and can also be folded back into a stand for a horizontal viewing or typing position.
- Shock-proof made with Light Weight EVA foam
- 180-degree rotatable grip handle doubles as a stand
- Easy for kids to handle
How to Pick the Best iPad Case for Kids
Things to consider when deciding on a case for kids.
Your Child’s Age
How old is your child? Younger children need more durability and better handling feature in a case. They tend to drop (or throw) things which means you should get a durable case with a handle. Older children still need a durable drop-resistant case but may prefer something less bulky.
Easy to Clean
Is the material easy to clean? Kids are messy and always seem to have sticky fingers which means the iPad case is also going to be sticky. An easy-to-clean material that can be wiped down is a must. Bonus if it has an antimicrobial finish.
How versatile is the case? Kids use iPads to play games, watch shows, and more. A case that has a built-in stand makes it easy for kids to set up their iPad to view their shows. A Case with a handle makes traveling effortless.
Level of Protection
Not all cases provide the same level of protection and are often made of different types of materials. Some cases are even made with multiple layers of different materials. Also, iPad screens are easily cracked so a case with a screen protector is ideal.