Our seven year old had been asking for an Ipad. We did not want to spend that kind of money on a "Toy" for our child. After much research, we decided on the Vizio Table (for less $125.00) and find that it is perfect for kids. In fact, we love it so much that we are considering buying another one for Us. It is easy to use, allows us to install all of the best apps (Including Angry Birds), and seems just fine after being dropped and stepped on. If you are considering a tablet, I would highly recommend the Vizio.
I discovered the Vtab at a brick and mortar shop during my unsuccessful quest to find a local retailer with an HP TouchPad still in stock during the fire sale. I work in IT for a university and can sometimes spend upwards of 60% of my week away from my desk because of project meetings, committee meetings, and other meetings-for-the-sake-of-having-meetings. I don't like carrying around a laptop