Are the kids asking for a tablet for Christmas but you are shying away from getting one for fear of them breaking it?
Sebastian is our phantom tablet breaker in this house, having cracked not one, not two, but three screens this year!
Well now we have the answer: the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet
The tablet is literally “Sebastian Proof”!
The Fire Kids Edition comes with 1 year of Fire For Kids Unlimited, a sturdy Kid-Proof Case – available in Blue, Pink and Yellow – and a 2-year worry-free guarantee which means if they break it, simply return it and Amazon will replace it for free. No questions asked!
Fire For Kids Unlimited gives you access to over 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and many more and all for free, plus the parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access and educational goals, while entertaining children within a safe child-friendly environment.
The first thing I did was switch off the in-app purchasing as I don’t want any surprise bills.
For those discerning tweens and teens in the family, the Amazon Fire Kids Edition is not a toy, but a full-featured Fire HD 8 tablet with a vibrant HD display, 32 GB of internal storage, and up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. You could also add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage too.
If you have more than one child in the family, it is easy to set up an individual profile suited to their age and ability. Smart Filters can then be set up to ensure that your child sees only age-appropriate content, so older kids don’t get the baby stuff and little kids don’t see the scary stuff.
If you do want to add more content, it takes just a few clicks and parents can add content to their child’s profile to give them selected access to your personal library (e.g., Netflix, YouTube or Minecraft) in Fire for Kids Unlimited.
I have to admit that getting used to an android tablet has been a learning curve for all of us, as we are so used to our Apple gadgets, but it is straightforward and easy to use once you get used to it.
The case is lovely and sturdy and looks as though it would withstand pretty much anything thrown at, but it is also nice and lightweight and easy to hold for small people.
All the kids have been playing with it and have all found games that they want to play. My bookworm, Eliza, is particularly happy with the amount of books in the library, which should keep her occupied for quite some time.
We have added our Netflix app to it too, so when we are travelling the kids, we can download their favourite programs for them to watch in the car.
The 7″ Fire Kids Edition tablet is available at £79.99 and the 8″ Fire Kids Edition tablet is £99.99