5 Reasons To Get the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

Madison has always had an affinity for electronics, which is why we got her the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet, but read on to find out why we did. 

We received the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet, however, all opinions are mine alone.


I have never been one to advocate for electronics over real playtime, which includes running around and just being a kid outdoors. After all, I grew up a time when we stayed outside until the moon came up, or as we would say, the streetlights came on. However, the realization that our children are living in a different time is something that we as adults need to come to grip with. 


Sure actual outdoor and even indoor play is great for kids and their imaginations. Getting natural vitamin D (with sunscreen for skin protection) is great, and so is fresh air. There's an old saying that goes, "There is a time and a place for everything under the sun", and when it comes to my kids, especially my youngest having a tablet in her hand, I'd much prefer if it were the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet

Here are my top 5 reasons for getting Madison the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet.


1. First the price and the warranty!
Let's get this clear, I'm not by any means swimming in money, so whenever a purchase is made, it's made with care. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet sells for a fraction of the price of those other high-end tablets and includes a much better warranty. Not only does her Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet come with a rugged kid-proof case that can withstand almost everything that your kids throw at them, but it also comes with a 2-year no questions asked warranty that is included for FREE. That means that if she drops and breaks it, Amazon will replace it and I didn't even have to buy an extended warranty. 

2. I'm in control
As a parent, you love being in control of what your children see and do when they're young because obviously, you want to protect them. Since Madison is in Kindergarten, she has a bedtime of 7:30pm on weekdays, but that doesn't mean that I want her to be fixated on a tablet screen from the time she gets home until she goes to bed.


With the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet, I can set time limits for how long she can have the use of her tablet both on weekends and weekdays. However, it's not that easy. As you can see, she has a time limit of 1 hour, but she has to read a book for at least 15 minutes before she can do anything else, and at 7pm her Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablet automatically shuts itself off. And speaking of reading books, that brings me to my next point.

3. It's an E-Reader
Madison is learning to read in Kindergarten, and while we have a great book selection in her library, most of them are past her grade level of reading, so that means that I usually read them to her. The Kindle Fire Kids Edition tablet has lots of books, age-appropriate books that she can read not just on her own or as an audiobook, but with me as well. This also enables us to spend quality time together.

4. Age appropriate video and apps
I worry constantly about what Madison is watching, especially when it comes to YouTube videos. Sure there is a kids version, but even there sometimes the "not so good stuff" gets in. With Amazon's Fire Kids Edition tablet, the worry is gone. Not only are they age-appropriate, but they are also educational as well. What's great about all this is there are no ads or in-app purchases so I never have to worry that Madison is going to accidentally purchase something.


5. I love FreeTime Unlimited
How do I get to have all those apps, videos, games, and books without having to worry about purchasing them? With FreeTime Unlimited! This is a subscription service for kids age 3-12, but it's included for the first year for free with your purchase of the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet. Your kids get unlimited access to thousands of those age-appropriate books, videos and apps, and even games, from top brands that your kids love such as Disney, Nickelodeon and even PBS.

Now while those are all great reasons and features of her new Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet, there's one more reason, and I call that my bonus reason, for purchasing the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet for Madison.

*Bonus Reason. It keeps her occupied on vacations/trips
We travel extensively during the year and every summer we do an annual family road trip. Traveling for hours with kids in the car is enough to give anyone a headache. Not only do I hear "Are we there yet?", "How much longer?", and lots of incessant whining and complaining, it gets a little tiring hearing the same "I Spy" game all day long. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet keeps not only Madison, but also the other kids, entertained for hours. While there are games that they can play together, it encourages sharing because they switch out and share for a short time until the other wants to play.


While once again I would never advocate electronics over actual playtime, I still love the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet for all the reasons above. Currently, there are 2 versions available. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet which has an 8” HD Display, 32 GB of storage and the same kid-proof case, priced at $129.99 or the Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet with a 7” display, 16 GB of storage, kid-proof case and priced at $99.99. No matter which way you go, you really can't go wrong.

Pick up an Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet for your own child today, and stay tuned to find out how it brought me and Madison closer together!

31 comments

  1. I am truly with you and there is a place and time for all. While I also wouldn't advocate all the time usage of Kindles and mobile devices for kids, I still very much do see their value and worth for allowing kids to use for certain things. Plus, I agree with all the great uses for Kindles with kids here, too!

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  2. It's gorgeous! My kids don't have the savviness for electronics yet and I'm holding out. By Scarlet's age, I was already playing Nintendo with ferocity! I know their time will come, though, and we'll need a good tablet.

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  3. I actually think I might need one of these for myself as I am so accident prone haha! I love that they have thought about the different needs! It's awesome.

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  4. My kids each have a regular Kindle Fire, but they are older. I love they have a version for the littler ones.

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  5. Oh this would be perfect for my little kiddos! I would love to get the kindle fire kids edition for them. What fun! - Jeanine

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  6. That Kindle Fire is an amazing tablet and seems so age appropriate for a younger child. I have older kids so they are using regular IPads but it is good to have the control on what they are looking at

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  7. I have a friend who has one of these for her kids. It's an amazing tablet! The kids love it.

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  8. My Mom got my tween niece a Kindle Fire Kids Edition at the end of last year. My niece absolutely loves it.

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  9. As a mama of three girls, I need to be mindful of what they do with their free time and time online. Love that I can trust their electronics to help them enjoy their space and time online.

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  10. These are great points! Really helpful to see the advantages of having kindle fire for my kids!

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  11. I love the fact that there are parenting controls on the Kindle Fire kids edition. I think it looks bright and kids friendly and the price is great too

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  12. Me and my husband were just talking last night about getting something like this. We both agreed we didn't want to get the kids iPad, but had no clue what other options were out There. This is a great recommendation!

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  13. I love our kindle tablet! We don't have a kids version, but will check it out for an upcoming birthday!

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  14. We have this tablet and it is great! Everything on it, from a parents perspective, I love! And my children, aged 12 down to 5 adore it too!

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  15. We are huge fans of the Kindle in our home! I love all of the kid friendly apps, where I don't have to worry about what they are watching!

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  16. I really depend on my Kindle both for books and for video. It looks like this one is a great option for kids looking for entertainment!

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  17. My 5 year old brother has one of these and he absolutely loves it! It's so good for keeping him occupied during long car journeys and he also learns a lot from the apps and games available on there too. x

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  18. My oldest has a Fire and I love it, I want to get them for the younger kids too as I think they're so good.

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  19. I am actually giving one away on my blog!! Pickle loves his - it is the best thing he has! Kaz

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  20. I didn't know that it had such a good controls for parents to use and monitor with - that is a great feature for peace of mind

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  21. It seems to have all the options parents like. Screen time is limited in my home and I'd prefer to give eyes a rest and read a traditional book. This is however a great tool to take with you as it holds a lot of data.

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  22. We are big fans of the Amazon Fire tablets. Oddly, everyone in my house has one except for me. We do not have the kids version since William is older, but I'd definitely go for that for younger kids. I love that you can control what you allow her to download or view. That rugged case it very necessary, too. I'm sure she will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

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  23. I think it's so good to have control over your kids tablet, at least then you don't need to worry about their safety as much x

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  24. I'm a big fan of letting kids be bored and discover their own imagination. But there is definitely a time and place for a little help from tools like this (flights, drives, long Sunday lunches with friends) and I love that it provides better protection than YouTube Kids, which I agree isn't always that great.

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  25. I’ve got one of this for my son, and I’m so glad it comes with a cover as it keeps the body of the tablet safe.

    Fatima

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  26. This is such a great product for kids, I love that I am in control and not the kids and they get to watch kids appropriate content instead of adult ones.

    Yeah Lifestyle

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  27. My kids love the Kindle Fire Tablet. We've bought them when they've been reduced and they seriously live on them. Haha!

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  28. We really love the Amazon Fire, it's so easy to set parental controls and it's safe for the kids when they need some down time

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  29. I honestly didn't know there was a kids version of this - what a great idea!

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  30. Might have to get one of these for my nephew! He loves reading!

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  31. The Kindle Fire Tablet is perfect for kids. I wished now I would have started my kids off with a kid tablet when they were younger. I love all the features and functions, including the parental controls.

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