Unboxing the Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablet was extremely simple. The tablet is packaged in small box and once this is opened the tablet pulls out easily with its instructions and wall charger. It comes with a small charge but will need a full charge and some set up before it is ready for play.
The Kindle Fire Kids Edition comes with one year’s free subscription to Amazon Free Time. You’ll need to set up your network and Amazon.com account to get started but once the account is signed in Amazon automatically starts your free trial. Amazon Free Time allows you to set up multiple accounts for multiple children and customize time-limits and content for each child. You are able to set up a pin number that must be entered for any settings to be changed.
The Kids Edition Tablet allows you to download apps from the Amazon App store as well as books, music…etc. All of which is can be closely monitored or controlled by the parent if that’s your desire.
This tablet also comes with 16gb of internal memory and the ability to expand this memory via micro sd that you can purchase separately. It also has back and forward facing cameras to add to the fun.
I actually really liked this tablet. The internal memory is great and the ability to expand it makes it even better. Amazon Free Time takes a large portion of the work out as a parent and allows you to customize for each child which I think is great.
The only drawback with Kindle Fire products is that you don’t have access to normal Google Play store apps. So if your app isn’t available on the Amazon app store there is no way to download it to the tablet.
The Fire Kids Edition Tablet is recommended for children over 3 with no maximum age limit. Since it works like a standard Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablet I don’t see any reason for a “maximum” age. Though the Amazon Free Time will surely lose value after a while.
The Kindle Fire Kids Edition Tablet was one of my favorite kids tablets I have played with so far. I love the memory and the durable design. Also Amazon has a great warranty on this product that is a HUGE selling point. Amazon.com states that if your child manages to break the tablet within two years of purchasing it, that they will replace it free to you, no questions asked. This alone is a huge thing for me as a parent, coupled with the fact that it comes with a protective bumper case, is rechargeable and has Amazon Free Time. I think this tablet is a win all around.
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