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BEST IPAD MINI CASES FOR KIDS | Awesome New 7 Inch iPad Mini Covers

Updated on February 5, 2014

iPad Mini Cases for Kids need to be sturdy & protective

I was given the job of looking for iPad Mini Cases for Kids, by a couple of the mothers in my Mother's group because they had purchased some, although terribly cute didn't last very long after being set loose on their kids. They really hadn't given it much thought as to what they needed as offering any protective effects, and being working moms didn't have the time themselves to really look into it. Me being a perpetual researcher, offered to help them, as I had found a fabulous case for my full sized tablet for my son. The case I bought has now been made into the iPad mini size (scroll down to see it).. We still love it, and it's going strong. It is also used with great success in the Austism community and for kids with special needs and at many schools.

I have done my best to find and list superior cases so you can let your children use the iPad without worry. If they accidentally drop the iPad, the cases I showcase here will safeguard it. As a mother of a 6 year old son who has a tablet, which he drops frequently, I know how important it is to safeguard it and get a Kid Friendly iPad Mini Case . You want the kids to enjoy using it without you feeling stressed every time they pick it up. I researched a lot so you can be confident the cases listed below will safeguard your new purchase. You will be surprised that some of the best ones are not the most expensive.

See a great kids ipad case with stand above

(HERE) or scroll down for my other top picks.

Some are more suitable for babies and toddlers but are not really suitable for older children like teens and teenagers because they look like they are for much younger children. When I bought my case I did get one that was suitable for both children and adults but I know many people just want one for the kids to use safely. You can still get something cute that does the job of protecting your iPad as well. For babies you want to ensure the case is indestructible so the little one doesn't break your ipad.

For me the choice of foam, rubber or leather case, came down to which one will protect the tablet best. EVA Foam is a great shock proof/ kid proof material for toddlers and babies and is in fact the material we have for our case. My son is being homeschooled this year so I didn't need to worry about it going to school but if I did I would pick something sturdy that will withstand being bumped around in their backpack.. Even if they are carrying the iPad Mini covers around the house you want to make sure it won't break with a flimsy case to protect it.

I don't recommend the hard backed thin covers for young kids. These are the cases that just snap on as they offer little or no protection. They may look cool but if you drop the iPad in one of those there is a really good chance you will crack the screen.. or worse.

Scroll down also for a couple of great Kid Friendly styluses .. Chunky and shaped like a pencil.. Much better control for handling and control for writing and drawing. One has flat notches around the sides.. perfect for little fingers and another is shaped like a board marker. Thick enough to grip. Thin pen like styluses are not really suitable for kids that don't have much manual dexterity yet. They may scratch the screen if they can't grip the stylus. I also recommend you get a screen protector if the case does not have a built in screen protector. I admit I only let my son use his finger until I was confident enough he wouldn't press down too hard with a stylus.

If the iPad is going to school you want also want to consider getting a neophrene sleeve to pop the tablet into. The screen will need a good cover if it's in a backpack being bumped around.

This is going to be a boon for kids for learning and education. It will be great for parents who choose to homeschool their kids. Kids with autism and special needs have grabbed the iPad with both hands. My son has speech delays and I know how beneficial the Apps have been for him. I jumped at it after reading of the learning benefits. . I have to admit it has done wonders. He is now eager to learn. I have to decide which iPad to let him use, the original sized one or maybe I will give him the mini and I will keep the bigger one for myself. The smaller 7 inch size is better suited for a school bag especially for younger children.

Whatever case you get for your child I think it is important to get the one that will withstand the worst possible scenario or torment. They are bound to drop them, have their school bags thrown across the room by other kids or throw it themselves when they get home so a case that is drop proof is very important.

Under the listing of the each case I also note the other colors it is available in so if you are looking for girls or boys I note if it's available in pink, blue, green or purple. I have listed some cases with Built in Screen protection and port protection so will protect against accidental liquid spills or food dropping and potential damaging the inside workings. I have listed some rugged sturdy covers that come in great cool colors to satisfy girls, boys and even teens and tweens. There are some awesome cases that the boys will love.. I love the look of the Hard Candy Case.. super funky looking and great color selections and they have a built in screen protector. I also try to put the List Price down so you can see if the case is on sale .. sometimes you can pick up a bargain. You can't go past the

When new cases are available I will be updating this page with cases for so please bookmark me.. When the new model iPad Mini 2 comes out with the retina display I will also highlight those.

If you have a Monster High fan in the family scroll down for some super Monster High ipad mini cases.

Great iPad Mini Cases for Kids - Awesome Mini iPad Covers for Kids for School or Home

Gripcase Case for iPad mini, Black (I1MINI-BLK-USP)
Gripcase Case for iPad mini, Black (I1MINI-BLK-USP)

My personal favorite (we have this case in the original iPad size).

The handle sits above the screen so if it falls, it falls on the handle first.. and being EVA Foam is very lightweight.

Super cool colors available..

Great for kids but also great for adults (without looking like a typical kids case).

This case is also loved by the autism community.. and for disabled kids and is used in many schools.

You can buy a stand separately.. but nothing on the case which means nothing to break off.

Made in the US..

 
i-Blason Kido Series ArmorBox Kids Friendly Convertible Stand Case for Apple iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini, iPad Mini with Retina Display - Black
i-Blason Kido Series ArmorBox Kids Friendly Convertible Stand Case for Apple iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini, iPad Mini with Retina Display - Black

A great case for kids with a handy handle for easy carrying..Note: This case is nearly identical to the KaysCase (the Original one) except that the KaysCase is made of EVA Foam. They both have a hinged top that converts into a stand. The i-Blason (this case) is a hard plastic case, the KaysCase is a soft rubber type.

 
HHI iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini Retina Display and iPad Mini Kids Fun Play Armor Protective Case - Purple
HHI iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini Retina Display and iPad Mini Kids Fun Play Armor Protective Case - Purple

*New* Case

- Reinforced corners

- Made of Silicon

List Price: $37.99Colors available: Blue, Yellow, Purple and Black

 

What to Look for in a Case for Kids

Look for a Mini i Pad Cover that offers protection

First and foremost, you want to ensure it is in a protective case. I list below some things to consider when you purchase the case.

1. If the iPad is going to school, you may want to consider a case like a book so that it offers full protection. A book type case can go into the backpack without worry of being scratched.

2. If you are getting a case that doesn't offer front protection for the glass consider a neoprene case or a pocket/sleeve Neoprene is soft and strong and will offer extra protection.

3. You want a sturdy case that doesn't have breakable parts (especially if your kid is not the most gentle child or the case is to be shared)

4. If it's going to school you may want to get a screen protector

5. There are some excellent cases that have full screen and port protection. These cases are great because they protect the screen not only from scratches but also from spills.. Milk, Soda etc.

6. You want a case that is shockproof so that if it gets dropped it won't break .. a thin hardshell case doesn't offer much protection.

7. For a couple of dollars more I would consider purchasing a screen protector if the case you purchase does not have an inbuilt protector. With kids there are always going to be accidents..

8. iPad Mini cases for Car headrest .. I think any case that has a handle on it can be adapted cheaply. You don't really need to buy expensive headrest devices.

9. Basically you want a kid proof case.

iPad Mini EVA Foam Case - Rubber Case Covers for Children.. Shockproof & Great Protection

Great Cases for Babies and young Children

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KAYSCASE KidBox Cover Case with Stand and Handle compatible with Apple iPad mini / iPad mini Retina Display (iPad mini 2) / iPad mini 3 7.9 inch tablet (Lifetime Warranty) (Pinky)
KAYSCASE KidBox Cover Case with Stand and Handle compatible with Apple iPad mini / iPad mini Retina Display (iPad mini 2) / iPad mini 3 7.9 inch tablet (Lifetime Warranty) (Pinky)

above (iBlason) except that this case is made of EVA Foam which is a soft rubbery type material. I have a case in EVA Foam and I admit that I love it. It falls softly to the floor as it is very lightweight. It also doesn't slip easily from your fingers. Kids tend to want to carry things around and the handles make it easier for them to carry it without dropping it This was the original case..

This case is very popular in the Original Tablet Size.Colors available: Pinky, Limee, Bluey and Orange

 
Speck Products iGuy Protective Case for iPad mini - Lime Green for iPad mini 3, 2, 1 (72014-1516)
Speck Products iGuy Protective Case for iPad mini - Lime Green for iPad mini 3, 2, 1 (72014-1516)

This guy has been popular for a long time. He stands up by himself. Has arms at the side to grab onto and is made of EVA foam.. Very cute.

 
No. 2 Stylus - Pencil
No. 2 Stylus - Pencil

This is great. Great size for kids or they can be joined together for extra length. Nice weight .. not too light.

 

Some great videos.

Why I like cases that have a built in Screen Protector

Great for School

The reason I like the cases that have inbuilt screen protectors like the Otterbox are that they offer an extra layer of protection, especially if they are going to go to school. It is so easy for a leaking drink bottle in the school bag to completely ruin your expensive tablet.

The screen protectors also protect against rogue pens and pencils that may be in a backpack and scratch the glass on the front.

It is a lot cheaper to replace a scratched screen protector than to replace the whole glass.

iPad Cases with Built in Screen Protectors - Built super tough to withstand lunchtime drink & food spills..

iPad mini - Shockdrop - Rugged Case - Red - Black
iPad mini - Shockdrop - Rugged Case - Red - Black

Inbuilt screen protector and cool looking case

 
OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad Mini 1, 2 & 3 - Black
OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad Mini 1, 2 & 3 - Black

A leader in protecting tablets. Built in screen protector

 
Griffin Technology Survivor for iPad Mini, Black/Blue (GB35921)
Griffin Technology Survivor for iPad Mini, Black/Blue (GB35921)

Built to military standards so you know it will withstand your kid.

 

Have you a favorite case you have found?

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      wiseriverman 3 years ago

      I'm trying to persuade my nine year old to use a case but she prefers that plastic flap that we got from Apple. I really like the Hard Candy cases that you show. I'm sure that that would do an awesome job of protecting this very expensive and fragile (in the hands of a kid) piece of technology.

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      trinimatt 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks

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      EzLoanLookUp LM 4 years ago

      Some of these cases are really cute!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome site thank you sooooo much for doing the leg work on research this was a HUGE help as you know being a mom is full of free time, haha.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great research - and the quick links to Amazon! It made my search super easy. Thanks!!!

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      cashflowstoo 4 years ago

      Beautiful cases and I like much the colors. You're good in selecting the best designs, colors and styles. Thanks a lot.

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      DreamzCumTrue 4 years ago

      This is awesome information on iPad covers for kids. Even my 8 yr old keeps dropping the iPad and with the iPads now introduced in school one of these covers will definitely be handy. Thanks so much.

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      Itsellcomua 4 years ago

      Batman Cases awesome))

      I have Batman case for iPhone)

      Goot Lens! Like)

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      DannyMiller 4 years ago

      Wow, there are so many lovely cases! I would pick up one for my son!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Are there any waterproof, shockproof, snowproof .etc. out there?!? :)

      It's because I am getting a IPad Mini in the rainy season

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      KeyboardNinja 4 years ago

      @PinoyBroker: That is a very cute case.. I'm sure she would love it.

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      PinoyBroker 4 years ago

      squid-like for the pink eva foam case... my daughter would love it much! Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Speck iGuy for iPad Mini is my favorite!!

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      sezerbusiness 4 years ago

      really good lens! Thank you!

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      Amazing apple ipad mini cases you selected =)