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I'm an avid reader and I hope to pass my love of books along to my kids. March is National Reading Month and it's the perfect time to get your kids excited about reading. My little ones are too young to read, but that doesn't mean they can't benefit from reading! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, The benefits of reading for kids and teens start in the brain as early as infancy. Research also suggests that children who are read to when they're small do better in school when they get older because they're equipped with stronger comprehension and vocabulary skills.
I've found that the easiest way to get Indigo excited about reading is to let him choose the book. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited which gives you access to over 20,000 books, videos, Audible books, educational apps, and games that are age-appropriate and hand-curated by the Amazon FreeTime team. It's like having a library at your fingertips!
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet-Our Favorite Features:
Get Peace of Mind with Parental Controls
Most parents I've spoken to who are hesitant to buy their kids a tablet worry about the unfiltered content that's available online. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet solves that problem with detailed Parental Controls! The Parental Controls are easily accessible from the "Settings" icon. You can use the Parent Dashboard to monitor your child’s activity, including how much time your kids have spent reading each day, as well as which books they’re reading/listening to. It also allows you to adjust age filters, enable/disable web browser access, and choose whether to allow in-app purchasing.
I love that the Fire Kids Edition lets me disable web browser access. Anytime Indigo gets ahold of my phone he immediately finds videos of kids fighting/pulling pranks/etc. With Parents Controls, I don't have to stand over his shoulder ever minute monitoring his screen time!
FreeTime Unlimited has so many great titles for little ones! The books are fun to read and large pictures capture kid's attention.
Indigo's latest favorite book is called "Spring is Everywhere". It contains several short stories and features the PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies and Blaze and the Monster Machines.
Set Educational Goals for Your Kids
Another great feature of the Fire Kids Edition is the Learn First settings. The Learn First settings can be set up in the FreeTime settings on your child’s tablet, or remotely via Parent Dashboard. Simply check the "Learn First" box and entertainment content will be blocked until all daily educational goals are met.
To aid in your child's learning, Fire Kids Edition offers Discussion Cards. Discussion Cards offer parents a “family book club” approach with summaries and sample questions based on the books, videos, Audible books, educational apps and websites that are viewed within Amazon FreeTime.
Enjoy FreeTime Unlimited on Other Devices
Did you know that you can enjoy FreeTime Unlimited without Fire Kids Edition? You can! Parents don’t have to have a Fire Kids Edition tablet in order to access Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. The FreeTime Unlimited app is also available for download on iOS and Android. (The FreeTime Unlimited content experience will vary based on device.)
Once parents sign-up for Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the same subscription can be used on any compatible device including Fire tablets, Fire Kids Edition tablets, compatible Android and iOS phones and tablets, and compatible Echo devices, including Echo Dot for Kids.
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet comes with a kid-proof case and a two-year worry-free guarantee - if they break it, simply return it and Amazon will send a replacement for free, no questions asked.
This case is seriously durable! Indigo has dropped the tablet countless times and the screen hasn't cracked!
Want to take part in National Reading Month and enter for a chance to win a Fire Kids Edition? Amazon is giving away 10 Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets to 10 lucky winners!!! Enter below for your chance to win! (Contest valid March 13 – April 3)
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