Amazon HD Fire Kids Edition Kindle Review

Over the years I have watched my eldest girl’s love of books grow into quite the collection. But lately, even after I’ve given all of my beloved books to charity {they were not easy to part with} to help make room for hers; she’s still running out of room to store them. Sigh. We’ve been reluctant to turn to the ‘Kindle side’ because, well, we just love the feeling and smell of a new book. I for one love turning each page and I’m even one of those blasphemous spine breakers too!

But when we were given the chance to review a Kindle HD Fire Kids edition, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and see if these gadgets were really as good as everyone says they were.

The kid’s edition of the Kindle is if you couldn’t tell already, aimed at children. It comes with a ‘kid-proof’ case and also a worry-free two-year guarantee. If the kids break it, Amazon Kindle will replace and return it for free.
You also get one whole year free of Fire for Kids unlimited too.

Fire for kids unlimited gives you access to thousands of books {a bit like a digital library!}, movies, TV shows, educational apps and even games {even Minecraft! God help me!}. Once the free year runs out it’ll cost £7.99 per month, which I think is {as my Daddy would say} “Cheap as chips!”, especially when I consider the speed my daughter can go through books!

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Now for the side of it that personally I don’t think is something kids really worry about, it’s the more nerdy tech side of this product and that is its ahh-mazing HD display. It’s actually so clear and upon turning it on and seeing it first hand, I can’t deny that I was impressed. We’ve had tablets previously, around the same price as the HD Fire Kids edition Kindle and they haven’t even been on the same planet as this product with regards to the high definition display.

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Another great thing about this Kids edition Kindle is the great parental controls {allowing you to control everything from screen time limits and even allowing you to set educational goals} and letting your child believe that this tablet was made just for them.

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The kid’s edition Kindle even comes with a rear-facing HD camera and a 2MP front-facing camera and enables video recording too.

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The camera is pretty decent and something I know my daughter will love to use a lot when out and about and even for video skype calls with her Grandparents, who live over on the mainland.

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The battery life lasts 8hrs {perfect for any long journey or lazy afternoon} & can also be fully charged in under 6hrs using the USB power adapter included.

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Quite frankly, I could go on. I really could because this kindle, even the Kids edition {for ages 3 & up} is bloomin’ marvellous. It does so much more than I ever imagined a Kindle being able to do. It’s not restricted with anything just because its the ‘Kids edition Kindle’, it’s a full tablet!

You can read books, watch videos, movies, play games, educate yourself with a whole selection of educational apps, take photos, record moments and more!
And for a piece of mind when your child in their own personal profile they cannot access any built-in web browsers, in-app purchases, email or any social media features. We’ve had an iPad previously and there have been several occasions where my toddler has decided to buy herself gems and other bits for games that she enjoys playing, so knowing on the Kids edition Kindle that she cannot do this, is a huge peace of mind.

I’m so impressed with it that I’m even considering one for my youngest daughter who turns three in January. I know, what 3yr old needs a Kindle, but people listen….it’s the digital age and remember me mentioning the epic parental controls and screen time limitations? Yeah! It’s perfect and not only that…it grows with your child too. Ever parents dream product right there.

We are now total paper book to Kindle converts! Now with this Kindle, my daughter can enjoy all the books she wants, without taking over the house!

Are you a Kindle convert like us? Or will you never be torn away from the feeling of books as you read them?

Disclosure: I was sent this product for the purpose of my review. All thoughts, photos and opinions are my own. 

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10 Comments

  1. 10/09/2015 / 7:04 AM

    My 7 year old loves her kindle and at some point it may be worth upgrading to the fire. Still love books, though we just have too many about the house.

  2. 15/09/2015 / 10:15 PM

    I’d heard about this and thought it sounded impressive – I have a Kindle Fire myself and we have a Hudl which my daughter uses it occasionally but the parental controls and content access sound great. #triedtested

  3. 16/09/2015 / 11:22 AM

    I need so much help with technology…my kids are rapidly catching me and I dread the day that they overtake. Thanks for the update. Anna #MMWH

  4. 16/09/2015 / 12:25 PM

    Our house is split between books and kindles, but this kids edition looks perfect for my four year old who has just started school and has a tendency to throw things!
    #triedtested

  5. 16/09/2015 / 1:11 PM

    Well that’s on my Christmas list! #MMWBH

  6. Kerry
    16/09/2015 / 8:39 PM

    I had no idea you could get kindles for children. My eldest in particular would love one of these. She is such a bookworm! She often pinches my kindle!! Great gadget and love that they are protected xx #MMWBH

    • 16/09/2015 / 10:15 PM

      It’s honestly amazing! We love ​LOVE it and the parental controls combined with the kids having a completely safe profile of their own is excellent. x,

  7. 16/09/2015 / 9:45 PM

    Wow it sounds great!! I’m completely sold!! I love gadgets the same as my husband (IT) so my eldest one also loves it and now my 1 year old after seeing us all the time with gadgets she wants one!! LOL We actually all have one ( ipdas and minipads) but I was always wondering how the kindle will work. Although you can get a Kindle App to use with apple. I think I will investigate because it sounds great! I like the parental control! 🙂 xx

    • 16/09/2015 / 10:11 PM

      It’s seriously a great tablet and I’m still impressed that it does so so much as I always thought it would be so restrictive {like Apple} but its a brilliant wee tablet! xx

  8. Ken
    28/11/2015 / 7:04 AM

    Wonderful blog! This HD fire kid’s edition Kindle looks just amazing and I am definitely going to buy it for my little angel… I am planning to gift the Amazing kindle to her this Christmas as she is fond of reading books.

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