Amazon Fire HD 8 edition tablet for Kids | Review

I have said it a dozen times already – this is the digital age. I love how quickly technology is advancing and what you can achieve with it nowadays is nothing short of amazing. Giving our children access to electronic devices is something that is hard to avoid, but helping them to embrace it while keeping them safe online is essential. Especially in this day & age.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kid’s tablet is aimed solely at kids with features to make things easier & parental controls to give us, the parents, peace of mind! 

Kid playing Amazon fire tablet

This tablet allows me to make each of my children their own profile, with their own usage limits & restrictions. Having a 12, 9 & a 5yr old, each of them have their own likes, dislikes and screen time limitations. I love being able to hand them the tablet, knowing that their profiles are aimed at their age group and any content not within their age group isn’t accessible to them.  Que the peace of mind! I love, that they enjoy having their own profile – they’re own space – filled with age-appropriate books, games & apps for them to enjoy. 

The Amazon fire for kids comes with a 1-year unlimited Fire for kids library which has over 5,000 popular videos, apps, games & books. Educational content from Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Disney & many more. My youngest daughter, the five-year-old, absolutely loves having all of this never-before-seen content at her disposal. She is so used to the games that she plays or shows that she watches and in the grand scheme of things – she is missing out on so much amazing content, apps & games. So she really enjoys exploring her little corner of the Amazon Fire for kids tablet.

Kid playing Amazon fire tablet

My kids are big Netflix fans, the 12 & 9yr old are Big Bang Theory obsessed and the little 5-year-old is in love with shows like; Paw Patrol & Sam & Cat. So, knowing, that when they have tablet time, they can be granted access to apps such as Netflix to watch their shows from my personal profile library, is pretty neat. I love that they cannot just have it at their disposal on their profiles, and can be limited to how much TV they actually watch. 

The parental dashboard allows me to set the screen times for my children. I can program it to give them 15 mins for games, 20 mins for books and 20 mins for games {for example} – which I think it fantastic. For my eldest daughter, I can program her profile to turn off at a certain time and not allow her onto anything until the time I say so – which is very cool. Mainly because she is the type of kid to be sneaky and stay up after her bedtime!

Kid playing Amazon fire tablet

The built-in Alexa feature is something the kids really enjoy. We have an Amazon dot at home – which we love – but being able to ask her questions directly to the tablet is pretty cool. 

Another piece of mind this tablet gives you is not only the toughened kid-proof case, but it comes with a hassle-free 2-year guarantee. If your child does manage to break it, Amazon will take it away & replace it, no questions asked. This tablet has been bumped & dropped several times. Kids will be kids, after all! But it’s still here, no cracks, breaks or scratches. 

Kid playing Amazon fire tablet

The camera quality is decent enough, for a kids tablet. It’s a feature that my youngest adores taking advantage of. She is always going around taking photos of ‘Things Mama needs to review’ {hilarious!} or capturing funny photos of her & her siblings.

Overall this tablet is perfect for kids. It’s lightweight, durable, educational and fun. It gives me that piece of mind {that all parents need} when we give our children access to such technology. Knowing that I can alter my child’s profile to suit their requirements, as well as being in full control the amount of screen time they get each day. All while giving them access to age-appropriate content. But also knowing that my child is being handed something that will also keep them safe – is the biggest winner for me. 

*This is a collaboration with Amazon UK & Mumsnet, all photos & opinions are my own.

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  1. 19/02/2018 / 12:48 PM

    I’ve been starting to think about digital media and how it fits into my family, and how I’ll manage it when my son is older. It’s great to know that the Amazon HD8 has so many parental control features. I really love the fact you can limit the amount of game time whilst giving them more time on other things.

    • 27/02/2018 / 9:09 AM

      It is the parental controls that give us a real peace of mind!

  2. 19/02/2018 / 4:48 PM

    agree with you on this, having that peace of mind is a must, as let’s face it, they’re going to be going online so at least we can monitor it.

  3. 20/02/2018 / 9:18 AM

    Great review! Harry has asked for one for his birthday in May and I wasn’t sure with him only being 4 whether it would be worth it. I think we will definitely consider it for him!

  4. 21/02/2018 / 8:56 AM

    I think these are great for children. It’s reassuring that is has its own user logins, and limitations. Perfect if your kids have to share one and gives peace of mind for parents

    • 21/02/2018 / 10:50 AM

      They are fabulous for children – I just love that it’s been completely tailored for them, and with them in mind.

  5. 21/02/2018 / 4:12 PM

    So glad I found you blog, have been looking around for kids table and was wondering which to get, your review on the amazon hd8 tablet is so comprehensive so I find myself leaning towards this model.

    • 22/02/2018 / 8:02 AM

      It really is an amazing tablet – the bigger screen with the educational, fun & safe aspect? It’s a no-brainer when it comes to tablets for kids – in my opinion.

  6. John Milnes
    21/02/2018 / 7:43 PM

    I honestly didn’t know they did a Amazon Fire for Kids, but I do now. I have used a Amazon fire before and loved it. Didn’t keep it as my wife doesn’t like or understand Android devices. As for the kids using them, to them; its a device and they will learn to use it no matter what. If it grabs their attention and is child safe, I am all for it.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John M

    • 22/02/2018 / 8:02 AM

      This is the thing, something they can learn with and be safe on – it’s a no-brainer!

  7. 21/02/2018 / 8:20 PM

    I think these are great tablets for children. I love that you can set up individual profiles for everyone and have individual time limits and shut off times too.

    • 22/02/2018 / 8:04 AM

      This is was an aspect I love about this tablet too – being able to control their use of it!

  8. Lilinha
    21/02/2018 / 9:39 PM

    I love the fact that this Amazon tablet keeps children entertained for such a long time with fun and educational content.

  9. 22/02/2018 / 12:59 AM

    I love that there’s a tablet specifically for the kids. It’s a lovely tool for learning especially with the technology combined. It’s definitely perfect for the kids these days.

    • 22/02/2018 / 8:00 AM

      Isn’t it amazing? I love that my daughter has no access to youtube {unless I give it to her} so her tablet time is all learning through fun!

  10. 22/02/2018 / 10:55 AM

    This is such a good idea to have a specific kids table so you can better control what they do and don’t see, I bet it makes you feel so much better x

  11. 22/02/2018 / 7:07 PM

    This is a fab idea for the kids and you have control over it in terms of security also x

  12. 22/02/2018 / 11:26 PM

    I like the fact you can program the tablet so that your kids won’t spend all day on it…kids need to play outside as well.
    Sounds like a good product for the whole crew.

  13. 23/02/2018 / 8:58 AM

    What a fab tablet, my nephew really wants an iPad for his birthday, but this sounds so much better! x

  14. 23/02/2018 / 10:13 AM

    Sounds like a fantastic tablet for kids! It’s nice to have everything you need for each child in one place instead of having to install different apps, etc.

  15. 23/02/2018 / 10:24 AM

    Sounds like a great tablet and even though we’e not fond of young children having access to screen time alone (my mummy would rather I watch telly with her) it’s reassuring that there is good parental dashboard with controls. Maybe one day my mummy might let me have one!

  16. 24/02/2018 / 1:22 PM

    This sounds like a really great tablet for kids. Oscar stole my old iPad, but he’s not very gentle with it, so it’s in a bit of a state now. Something like this would be MUCH better for him 🙂

    Louise x

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