As well as announcing the new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet, Amazon has launched its first ever Kindle specifically designed for kids. The Kindle Kids Edition can be preordered for $109.99, and the new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition can be preordered for $199.99 and Amazon is including one year of FreeTime Unlimited bundled with both devices.
The Kindle Kids Edition is the first ever dedicated reading experience built just for kids and includes the latest Kindle with a battery that lasts weeks, not days; access to over a thousand premium e-books with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited; a kid-friendly case; and 2-year worry-free guarantee.
“We build kids products from the ground up with three ideas in mind: first, kids want a device experience designed just for them; second, parents don’t want to worry about the content their kids are viewing; and third, parents want tools they can trust to help manage their kids’ device usage,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids and Family, Amazon. “FreeTime Unlimited provides the perfect balance between giving kids unlimited access to the content they love within a place that’s theirs, while providing parents peace of mind knowing what their kids are enjoying is appropriate. Now, whether immersed in a good book, playing a game, or snuggled up watching a family movie, kids can enjoy fun content in an experience built just for them.”
Plus, Kindle Kids Edition comes with features that encourage kids to build their skills as they go, including:
– Achievement Badges—kids can earn badges like Book Worm and Over Achiever when they make progress towards pre-defined goals.
– Easy Discovery—with enhanced browsing and search, kids can locate titles without the exact spelling. And with smart recommendations, kids can find books related to the genres, authors, and characters they love.
– Word Wise—kids are automatically provided short and simple definitions above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
– Dictionary—if kids come across a difficult word, they can select the word to look up the definition via the built-in Kindle dictionary.
– Vocabulary Builder—words looked up in dictionaries are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder and turned into flashcards for future review and learning.
– Kid-friendly Wallpaper—included are a unique set of lock screen wallpapers, specifically designed for kids.
The next generation Fire HD 10 Kids Edition features a vivid 10.1” 1080p Full HD display, 32 GB of storage with up to 512 GB of expandable storage via microSD, up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, and faster charging, plus one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-proof case, and again 2-year worry-free guarantee.