Kindle Kids Edition Review – Kath Eats Real Food

The new Kindle Kids Edition has been an superior buy for Mazen thus far! Here are all the main points of what it’s (and what it isn’t!) and the way it’s designed for younger readers.

About a yr in the past Mazen requested me if he may get a Kindle. He had simply began studying books, and I assumed it would really be an important software for him. I’m completely obsessive about my Kindle Paperwhite, and figured if it had me studying extra it might need him studying extra too. But on the time the one choices I may discover have been to purchase a Amazon Fire Tablet with a Kindle app on it or get him the grownup model tied to my Amazon account. Since we already had an iPad and I didn’t need to give him free vary to purchase books, I tucked the thought away for later.

Recently once I once more tried Googling “how to set up a Kindle for kids” I found that Amazon got here out with a Kindle designed for teenagers final fall! (I do not know why their advertising and marketing didn’t attain me sooner.) Mazen’s grandmother KK and I have been chatting about it, and she or he supplied to ship it to Mazen. Since faculties, public libraries, and bookstores are closed, that is the proper option to get youngsters studying e book after e book with out having to depart the home.

kindle kids edition on bed

What is the Kids Kindle?

  • it’s a black and white 10th version Kindle similar to the Paperwhite
  • it has an excellent lengthy battery life
  • the children model is linked to the dad or mum’s Amazon account and managed by means of the dad or mum dashboard
  • freed from apps, adverts, and different distracting issues
  • “Reading time not screen time”
  • Has an achievements tab to trace every day studying objectives
  • Ability to connect with Audible (requires both Bluetooth headphones or a speaker)

kindle kids edition home page

What’s included within the Kindle Kids Edition value?

While at first you may not need to spend $109 on a youngsters’ system, the whole lot that’s included would possibly change your thoughts:

  • 1 yr of FreeTime Unlimited
  • A pleasant onerous case
  • A 2 yr safety plan which means in the event that they break it Amazon will substitute it (the peace of thoughts most dad and mom need to hear!)

Tell me extra about FreeTime

There are hundreds of books from the Harry Potter collection (!) to academic books, animal books, comics, and extra. They are at all times including titles (they are saying!) so your little one won’t ever run out. After your free yr it’s solely $2.99 a month. I’d pay much more than that to maintain my little one studying!

child reading kindle on ottoman

What are you able to do within the dad or mum dashboard?

  • See which books your little one has been studying and what number of minutes on every
  • See whole time learn by day
  • Set age tips so solely books which can be in that vary present up
  • Send books you buy to your youngsters kindle and share any in your library you need
  • Note you will notice controls for Amazon Fire tablets too, like display screen deadlines

kindle kids parent dashboard

So how’s it going? Is he studying?

YES. It’s gone nice. While proper now he’s buzzing by means of all the Big Nate books (that are comic-style) he’s been studying for hours! It’s so nice that when he finishes one e book he can begin one other straight away. $109 only for the books can be nice, so I really feel the kindle has already paid for itself. We have set a 45 minutes a day objective. Some days he doesn’t learn something and different days he’s studying for two hours.

boy reading kindle kids edition on sofa

Since I’m at all times attempting to learn extra, I really like studying with him. Sometimes I’ve to sit down down with him to get him settled right down to learn, however that’s at all times wonderful with me as a result of I like to be “forced” to sit down and browse for a couple of. It has really been a win-win for us each. I hope the novelty won’t path off – I’ll be sure you replace this put up in a couple of months to report again.

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