One of the top iPads for kids is the iPad Mini 2, as of 2015, according to Trusted Reviews and PC Mag. Trusted Reviews rates the iPad Mini 2 as the best tablet for kids and parents, while PC Mag touts it as the perfect iPad for anyone under 14.
The iPad Mini 2 comes with accessibility to Apple's App Store that includes a wide variety of kid's content, including educational games and e-books. This device also has settings to limit the type of content available on Safari and to restrict other content, such as explicit music or TV shows. The iPad Mini 2 is also cheaper than the newer iPad Mini 3.