Mar 12, 2015

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition With a Giveaway {US/CAN - Ends April 2}



This review has been long in the making. As a few of you may know my mommy is an Amazon Vine Reviewer. That means that I get to test out new products before they are on the market. One of those things that I was fortunately enough to try out has been the Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition. I have to admit that I have had this for a few months and between our trip to the Caribbean, and all the crazy stuff that has happened since we have been back, this review has been placed on the backburner. Well the good news however is that we have a giveaway for you today so I guess good things happen to those who wait. Or so they say!  So what is my initial reaction to the new Fire Kindle HD Kids Edition which is recommended for ages 3 and up? Let's find out!


The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet is currently available in a 6" or 7" screen display and you have the option of choosing the 8GB or 16GB. Each comes with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee. You know with kids you're going to need that guarantee. You also have the option of choosing the color kid-proof protective case that you want which is included free. As of this moment you have the choice of blue, green or pink. I was lucky enough to receive the 7" 16GB Kids edition in pink. Upon taking it out of the original packaging your kindle is once again enclosed in another packaging complete which also includes your A/C adapter. Inserting it in the case is super easy and so is setting up. All you need is your Amazon account information.


One of the things that mommy loved about the Kindle Fire Kids was the parental control. There was time limits that can be set along with Educational Goals. You can set up your Kindle Fire Kids Edition to block all entertainment until your kids have met their educational goals. Don't worry if your kids can't read, the books can read to you and you just follow along. Having your child read at least for 30 minutes before they can play games etc is a really great option. My Kindle is set up for ages 8 and below but if you have other children you can set up separate profiles for each.


Apps, Books and even Videos are all age appropriate and recommended for your little ones. They are some of the more popular characters that your kids know and have come to love. They are displayed in a carousel style and a quick swipe left or right displays what your little one wants. A simple touch and it comes right up.


So let me tell you a little bit more about Free Time which is included with each Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition. You get 1 year with each purchase and is an all-in-one subscription for kids that offers
unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. All from the top brands that your kids love like Disney, PBS, Nickelodeon and much more. There are no ads and no-in app purchases so you parents don't have to worry that your kids are going to accidentally purchase something.


The touch screen is very intuitive and I've not had a problem so far. Downloads are pretty quick but it really all depends on your home network since the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is wi-fi compatible only. Did I mention that the Kids Edition also comes with a front and rear facing camera? Yes it does. The rear camera is only 2mp so don't expect DSLR picture quality.


So what do I really think about the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition? I love the fact that there is no in-app purchases. There are thousands of books for me to read, videos to watch and all totally free. I'm a little disappointed with the camera but I can live without it. Mommy loves the parental controls and the kid proof case. The 2 year warranty is also great because we all know how tough up little kids can be on our electronics. It does however have a hefty price tag but with the Free-Time Unlimited it is totally worth it. The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition totally gets my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!


Now here's your chance to own a Kindle Fire if you've always wanted to own one. Today one of you will win the Kindle Fire HD 6 (16gb without sponsors). Winner will be randomly selected and will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

So what would you use your kindle for if you got one? 




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131 comments:

  1. I like the fact that there were thousands of books to read. My Grandkids all love reading or being read to. This would make a great gift.

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  2. I would love to use it for my reading! I am a huge romance novel fan! Thanks!

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  3. Didn't realize they had a kid-specific edition now. This would be perfect for those with toddlers!

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  4. We have been waiting for a tablet for kids that is functional for all ages and has decent parental controls! Thanks so much for the review, and the giveaway too!!!

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  5. I would use it to read more books , would make it easier to read more i think , cuz you can put books and go not having to lug a big book around is awesome

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  6. I would love to have my kids read with it!! Thank you so much for the chance!

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  7. My son loves our ipad, and I think he'd love this with all its age appropriate games.

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  8. I would love to have this to read with my son! We really enjoy reading books together!

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  9. i would use it for my son. he is learning to read so this would be great.

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  10. I'd use my kindle fire to read ebooks

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  11. Just bought my granddaughter a kindle. This sounds fantastic.

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  12. So I can download French books for my son who is in French Immersion.

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  13. It would be a great way for my daughter to get her reading time in

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  14. WE love our Kindle Fire HD's they are so awesome. My kids each have one.

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  15. My daughters love to read so I would get them a lot of books to read with this. Thanks for the chance

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  16. I would use the kindle fire for reading books , thank you!

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  17. I didn't even know there was a kid-friendly Kindle. Very cool option (and I love that it comes with a free case!).

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  18. Bailey Dexter I would love to use the kindle for my gluten free recipes as well as for books!

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  19. I would give it to my son. He could use it for school and for playing games

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  20. How cool that they have a kids' version of a Kindle! I really like the easy to hold and colorful bumper.

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  21. I would give this for my grandson to use. He could use it while his mom is working from home.

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  22. I would use the Kindle Fire to read books and check email when traveling.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I didn't know they have those. My daughter is a power reader and we are always out of kids for her to read. This would of being cool for her to have it

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  24. This would make a great gift! Wow! I really like all the books on it too!

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  25. I would give it to my daughter. She would use it for school work, games, and YouTube.

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  26. I would use it for educational games for my son.

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  27. Wow! This sounds super cool. I would definitely be using this for homeschooling with my oldest and to access ebooks for my youngest.

    This giveaway is open to Canadians?! SWEET!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  28. I would use the Kindle Fire for reading and watching movies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I would use it for reading and social media.

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  30. Tablets are so convenient and a great tool to promote reading, education fundamentals, and entertainment to pass the time. Great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

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  31. I'd use mine for reading books when I'm not at home.

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  32. I would use it for reading and for social media.

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  33. I would give this to my wife who loves to read.

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  34. For reading and also for using skype when I am abroad

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  35. I am a teacher who has a class that LOVES to hear stories. Also I try to use technology when teaching for research.

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  36. I would use my Kindle Fire for catching up on books that I wanted to read for a long time.

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  37. I'd get a matching one for my grand daughter in Japan and use it to read together in over Skype. This is such a cool way to teach her English.

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  38. I would like this to give as a gift. Very nice.

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  39. For reading in peace and quiet at bedtime

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  40. I would use the Kindle to catch up on some reading.

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  41. reading all those books I can't see on my smartphone

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  42. I would use this Kindle for cooking. I love learning new recipes.

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  43. I would use it for social media,emailing,reading,of course,instagram,all kinds of things :)

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  44. I would use it in my music therapy sessions for the apps and story books.

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  45. I would use it in my music therapy sessions for the apps and storybooks.

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  46. I would use it for reading - for my whole family to use
    Entry form name: Marlene V.

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  47. I would use the Kindle Fire for watching movies & TV shows, reading Kindle books and anything else I can do

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  48. Well during the day it would belong to my daughter for her needs and learning - then at night it would become mommys for reading and playing :)

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  49. I would use the phone for reading.

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  50. I would give the Kindle to my granddaughter.

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  51. This Kindle Fire would be used for my grandson to help with his reading.

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  52. This would be great for my grandson. He loves to read. I would give it to him.

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  53. I ready like the "Getting Your Kids to Do Chores" post as it really helpswith the kids.

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  54. I would use the Kindle Fire for a graduation gift for my niece.

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  55. I would love to use this with my nephew!

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  56. I would use it to keep my kids entertained during road trips

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  57. I would love to gift this to my son for his birthday in June. He has been wanting one for quite awhile now. Thanks for the chance.

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  58. This would be an awesome thing to have in my 'grandma closet'!

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  59. Shauntea CrutcherMarch 20, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    I would give this as a gift to my daughter if I won.

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  60. We would use it for reading, games & internet searching.

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  61. I would love to use it for reading.

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  62. I would read books and then check with my kids to see what else I can do.

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  63. I would use it for reading. I find my iPad a bit heavy for reading.

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  64. I would use it to read e-books!!!

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  65. I'd use it for my girls (2.5 & 4.5yrs old) would be perfect for our plane ride this summer!

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  66. I would use it mainly for reading and spending time with my nephews and niece,we could have a blast with this.

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  67. Reading! I love to read and that's what Kindle's are for right?

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  68. I would give it to my grand daughter, she loves to read, thanks

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  69. I would like a kindle fire for games and reading :)

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  70. I would use it for reading!

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  71. I would give it to my daughter to help her with school

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  72. I would use it to download books for my daughter and I to read.

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  73. I would use it to help my daughter learn to read more as well as download books for myself to read. With a new baby coming, I'm sure there are still some things I can gain by reading up on them!

    Thanks for the great giveaway

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  74. I love to read and would read books on it.

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  75. I would use it for reading, playing games, my to do list and so much more. I had one, but my kids took it over so I rarely get to use it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  76. i would use it for my son to play games

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  77. My daughter! This would be great for traveling and she wants to bring 5 different books with her.

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  78. I would give this to my daughter. I love that it's kid friendly so it makes me feel she'll be safer online.

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  79. I would use this to read e-books, listen to music and watch movies.
    Tara Woods

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  80. I would use it for reading and for the calendar to keep everything running smoothly.

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  81. I would use a Kindle Fire to teach the young'uns how to read.

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  82. I would use the Kindlle Fire to read while at the DRs office

    ellen beck

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  83. I would use the kindle fire for reading and surfing the net.

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  84. Would love to win this for my son to encourage reading and surging on net

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  85. I would use the kindle fire for reading, playing games on road trips and doing things on the internet.

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  86. I would love to be able to read outside with this!

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  87. I would use it for wayching movies,listening to music and facebook

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  88. I would gift this to my 8 year old granddaughter who doesn't have a computer in her home.

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  89. I would win this for me to read some books on!

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  90. I would use it to listen to music ! :)

    Thank you!

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  91. we would use this for reading and games

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  92. I would use the Amazon Kindle Fire for reading books on Kindle.

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  93. I would use this for reading and watching movies

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  94. I would use this to read books.

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  95. I love the idea of reading as a family. This would be great for all of us to read the same book

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  96. I would give it to my niece for her birthday

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  97. I would give this to my daughter if I won. She would love it for books and games.

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  98. I would let me kids use it, so they can hand over my electronics. :)

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  99. It would be a gift for my grandson.

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  100. I would use this as MY reading device that no one else puts their hands on. I will use this for lots of reading!

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  101. Use it for reading at the gym

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  102. I'd use it for books and games and let my niece use it for kid friendly apps!

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  103. I will give it to my daughter, who has recently started reading books and it will be good for her to have her own kindle fire

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  104. I would use it to read my books and watch netflixs. Email address entry as mistyharms2@yahoo.com

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  105. I would use it for movies and games.

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  106. I would use it to read books while waiting at appointments.

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  107. Christina StrappApril 2, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    I would give it to my daughter since it would be great for learning. I will find some learning apps for her to use.

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  108. Misty DiFrancescoApril 2, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    I would give it to my son to read books. :)

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  109. I would give this to my son as he loves to read

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  110. I would use it to read during my long train commute
    Julie Hawkins

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  111. I would give this to my 6 year old granddaughter who enjoys reading so much. She would truly love this.

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  112. I would use it to read in bed @ night so I don't distuur my husband with a light and book Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  113. I'd give the Kindle Fire to my son. Irv

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  114. I would read books to my little granddaughter.

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  115. I would take it with me everywhere to read when I have spare time

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  116. I would use the Kindle for reading, watching movies and social media.

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  117. love to give it to my son for reading

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