I never really considered getting my kids a tablet. I just didn’t want them to be “sucked into the screen”; however, as my son got a little bit older, I did want him to have access to books and certain learning apps. I spent a lot of time researching a variety of tablets, and was most impressed by the Amazon Kids Fire Tablet. I wanted to share with you the highlights, and why I prefer it for my kids. The holidays are just around the corner, so I wanted you to know why I’m loving the Amazon Kids Fire Tablet.
First, let’s talk the “technicals”
There are two Amazon Kids Edition Tablets to choose from: The Fire 7 and the Fire 8. The 8 really just has more…more memory, more battery life etc. Personally, if I were to choose, I’d spend the extra few dollars and get the 8. I’ll do anything to avoid having to charge another electronic and the 8 has a 12 hour battery life! If you’re on a budget, the Fire 7 is also a fantastic option. Either way, talk about the perfect addition to your next road trip!
So, why choose Amazon Kids Edition Tablet?
1. Best selection of hits kids love: Fire Kids Edition tablets include 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited which gives you access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. It’s the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content that kids aged 3-12 want. We’re talking TOP books (not some random ones you’ve never heard of!). Think Harry Potter, Splat the Cat, and Big Nate and MORE. These are things your kid is going to be excited about!
Also, using FreeTime Unlimited allows your to choose and specify what content each child/profile sees! For example, maybe you let your 10 year old play certain games you don’t necessarily want your 2 year old playing! You can also set educational goals and time limits. Time limits will help your child keep their time limited on the tablet (which solved one of my biggest concerns!).
2. Best-in-class parental controls: Manage and customize your kids’ experience with up to four individual child profiles. Set bedtime curfews and employ tighter controls on screen time and content. While in Amazon FreeTime, kids do not have access to social media or the internet, and they can’t make in-app purchases. Amazon Parent Dashboard lets you discover the books, videos, educational apps, and games your kids enjoy in FreeTime. Discussion Cards help you start conversations and make connections with your kids about these titles. We’re all learning together while I’m still providing loving control.
3. Built for even the toughest kids:
All Fire tablets come with a super cool AND functional kid proof case! These are designed to be durable and lightweight, the Kid-Proof Case fits perfectly in your kids’ hands without adding unnecessary weight to the Fire tablet. You can choose between blue, pink, and yellow options. Want to know the BEST part? You have a 2-year worry-free guarantee/warranty. ANYTHING happens (not that our kids ever break things! HA!) You’re totally covered. Johnny throw it in the toilet? No worries. Just return the tablet and Amazon will replace it for free. No questions asked. Hello, game changer!
4. Smart Filters Protect My Kid:
Let’s be real. There’s a lot of scary/questionable stuff out there. I want my child to be protected! You can customize a profile for each of your children. Smart Filters ensure that children see only age-appropriate content, so older kids don’t get the baby stuff and younger kids don’t see anything too scary. With Learn First, parents can block access to videos and games until educational targets
such as reading goals are met. Some call that bribery, I call it effective. 😉
Amazon Fire Tablets for kids are really the best out there. We love them!