Amazon Kids Tablet – Free Time and More!
Amazon has been making the Kindle Fire for some time. Now, they have introduced their first tablet computer simply for children, the Amazon Kids Tablet HD.
This 6- or 7-inch Fire HD tablet comes with two bonuses that will give parents some assurance: a sturdy case and a two-year “worry totally free” warranty.
If the tablet quits working for any reason at all, Amazon will replace it.
The Amazon Kids Tablet also includes a free year of FreeTime Unlimited (then, $2.99 to $4.99 a month with Amazon Prime membership), which comes with more than 5,000 publications, motion pictures, TV programs, educational apps, and games designed for kids 3 to 10 years old.
Amazon has provided FreeTime on its Fire HD tablet computers for a few years. It’s a feature of the Fire OS that lets parents create as much as 4 accounts on one tablet computer and manage the material that’s available and use times for each account.
Amazon Kids Tablet, 7″ Specs
Make no mistake: This is a real tablet.
- CPU and RAM – Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage – easily add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage
- HD touch screen (either 6 or 7 inches) – 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, SD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter
- front- as well as rear-facing electronic cameras – VGA front-facing camera. 2 MP rear-facing HD camera
- Battery – approximately 8 hrs of battery life
- Dimensions – 8.6″ x 5.4″ x 1.0″
- Connectivity – Wifi
- Ports – USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage
- Audio – 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker
Setting Up Your Amazon Kids Tablet
The Amazon Kids Tablet is fairly simple to use. Buy the tablet, then register it. You start by filling out your personal profile, and then immediately after, you can set up profiles for each child who’ll be using it.
Go into a name, sex, as well as birthday, and also pick either Amazon FreeTime (suggested for kids 8 and younger) or Teen Profiles (for kids 9 and older). You can also add a picture if you like.
With FreeTime, you’re asked to “Share your collection with [child’s name]” This allows you pick book titles for the kid from those you already possess– that is, if you currently have an Amazon account.
You then established day-to-day time objectives and also restrictions, for example, bedtime (hrs during which the tablet computer can’t be used) and also Educational Goals (the amount of time reviewing books, seeing video clips, as well as using apps). You can also pick the Learn First choice, which allows parents “block playing content until all day-to-day instructional objectives are satisfied.”
Setting up a Teen Account is a similar procedure. You have the ability to set-up specific screen-lock passwords for each profile so younger kids can’t get into your older child’s account.
On your child’s account screen, you can scroll through and also choose books, video clips, apps from those you have chosen along with the substantial collection from Amazon.
You can also filter by characters: Select from, say, Disney, PBS Children, Dr. Seuss, dinosaurs, or steeds as well as horses, as well as all topic-related content appears.
When you initially touch on a book, app, or video icon, you need to give it time to download to the tablet computer. There’s no indicator that’s relays the status, but you’ll be able open it within a couple of minutes, depending on exactly how large it is and the speed of your Internet connection.
If you’ve never used an Amazon Kids Tablet, we suggest that you take a little time to find out the best ways to use it.
Swipe below your very own homepage and click Levels, Aid, and after that Customer Guide. You’ll get ideas on the best ways to navigate– it isn’t really obvious, particularly when you’re inside a book, video clip, or application– and also how to put material to your various profiles.
You’ll also locate standard troubleshooting details. (The Amazon Kids Tablet version does not come with the Mayday switch, which connects you to a live customer service agent right from a tablet screen.).
- In the FreeTime account, kids can’t browse the internet. If you are buying for an older child, they won’t like that much.
- The screen is highly reflective so not good for using in bright light.
- No physical ‘Home’ button as with most tablets.
- Can’t run Apps from the Apple or Google App store
- FreeTime Unlimited limits your kid’s access to inappropriate stuff.
- Great sound due to the design of the case.
- Decent battery life.
- Sturdy and lightweight case.
Buy the Amazon Fire Kids Tablet (7″ with bumper)
Amazon FIre Kids Tablet 7
Ease of Use
All around a pretty fantastic tablet. It gives you control over what your child has access to and with the addition of a microSD card – plenty of memory. I like that you can have multiple user profiles. If you have younger children, it would be a great way to test if they’re ready for a tablet without having to buy one for each child.