4 Ways the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet Is the Best Secret Mom Hack
If the holidays bring a new level of chaos to your house, the Fire Kids Edition Tablets will help you conquer the holidays. Whether you need to entertain your kids as you finish baking that pumpkin pie, or need a way for visiting grandparents to connect with your tech-savvy kids, the Fire Kids Edition Tablet is your go-to device with a little something for everyone.
Amber and her six-year-old son, Henrik recently tested out the Fire Kids Edition Tablet. Read on to discover moms and son’s unique reviews of the tablet’s features and how it’s rescuing their holiday season.
Perk: For Black Friday, Amazon is offering the Fire 7 Kids Edition for only $69.99 (that’s $30 off!). Check it out here.
1. Worry-Free Guarantee: It Lasts Two Years!
Warranties that are actually no-questions asked are a parent’s best friend. Each new tablet comes with a kid-proof case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. If something happens, return it to Amazon for a replacement. No questions asked.
Amber says: Henrik has always been a rough and tumble type of kid so torn clothes and broken toys are just a part of our lifestyle. I was worried about buying him a tablet because what if he broke it or spilled water on it (both of which have happened with my own personal tablet). I was so relieved to learn that each tablet comes with a two-year worry-free guarantee and a kid-proof case. The case is virtually indestructible—believe me, he’s tested it. We love it.
Henrik says: Last year I spilled juice on my mom’s tablet and she got mad. My tablet has a cool blue case and she told me that I need to be careful. But if something happens she can’t get as mad.
2. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited: They’ll Never Be Bored
Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription service that provides access to over 15,000 kid safe websites, books, videos, apps and games. And it’s good stuff too. We’re talking content from PBS Kids, Disney, Simon & Schuster, Amazon Originals and more. Bonus: each new tablet comes with a one-year free subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
Amber says: We love going to the library, but when the holidays arrive I just don’t have the time to take Henrik as often as I like to. So I rely on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited to provide all his favorite games, books and YouTube videos. I love that they’re curated just for his age and I don’t have to be concerned that he’s seeing or reading something inappropriate.
Henrik says: There are so many books and videos. They are all new and I don’t have go to out in the cold to get them. One of my favorites is the Magic Treehouse series and I can read them right on my tablet.
3. Parental Controls: Stop Hovering
Too busy to constantly supervise your kid’s screen time? Don’t stress. The Fire Kids Edition tablets come fully equipped with parental controls, which allow adults to block access to entertainment content until after educational goals are met each day. The control panel also allows parents to manage screen time. Your child can only access the tablet during specified times designated by you.
Amber says: If I’m in the kitchen and Henrik is in another room I don’t have to worry about him accessing videos or movies he’s not supposed to. It’s a really great feature, especially during the holidays when I’m not always sitting right next to him.
Henrik says: I know when it’s bedtime because my tablet shuts down. I know I have to brush my teeth and get ready for bed.
4. Parent Dashboard: Easily Connect with Your Kids
The tablet’s parent dashboard features two main components: daily activity reports allowing you to review the digital content your kids accessed that day and discussion cards, which provides you talking points and sample questions based on the content your kids discovered. This combination of reviewing what your kids see and discussion cards will help parents connect with their kids during the busy holiday season and keep tabs on what they’re enjoying.
Amber says: My in-laws visit every Thanksgiving and they don’t see Henrik all that often so sometimes it takes awhile for them to break the ice. The Parent Dashboard has really allowed them to connect with Henrik beyond asking simply, “how was school?” They now have a new way to bond with their grandson. Henrik has even showed them some of his favorite games and videos.
Henrik says: I like to show Gram and Gramps all the cool videos and games I like to do. It’s fun talking to them about it.
Purchase your Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet on amazon.com today.
–– copy by Erin Lem; photos by Red Tricycle
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