My girls are just turned 11 and almost 7 years old. Last summer, we got the older one a Nexus tablet after she brought home all As on her report card. Most of her friends had been getting various Android tabs and we thought it a good time to get her started. She took to it right away. She is very responsible and didn't go overboard like I see some kids do. After Christmas, she told me she wanted to move up to an iPad. We discussed it and agreed that she has shown she can take care of electronics and if she saved enough for half, we would cover the rest for her birthday. She did pretty good, but came up about $20 short. Of course, Daddy covered that and I picked up a non-retina Mini today. I love watching my girls eyes light up. Even after I told her she has to clean up the dog poop in the back yard to cover her shortfall. My six year old has been using an age sufficient HP Slate 7. She was just as excited that she gets to have her big sisters Nexus tablet now. She will probably be a while until I trust that she can take care of an iPad, though.