If you are looking for a tablet for your kids to use for education or fun, you should seriously consider the Kindle Fire for Kids. For under $100 you can get a rugged device with a 2-year warrantee and 1000s of apps and videos. Although the Kindle does not have as many apps available as Apple iPad or Google Android devices, less does not always mean worse! And Kindle’s App Store has plenty of qulaity apps to choose from.
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Why We Like It

In my opinion, there are 4 main benefits for the Kindle Fire (Kids Edition):

  1. Excellent Price: the 7″ currently costs $99 and comes bundled with a warrantee and kids apps. By comparison, the popular iPad mini is just under $400 and the more affordable Galaxy tab starts about $150. Neither are kid-friendly out of the box.
  2. 2-year guarantee: This is huge! I mean, it’s a device for kids and one of the main concerns is breakage. If it breaks, you just need to return it to Amazon for a replacement.
  3. Bundled with kids’ apps, games, & books. The Kindle Fire 7 Kids Edition comes bundled 1-year of Amazon FreeTime, which includes over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, etc., from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney and more. Apps and books may be relatively cheap, but they do tend to add up over time. Plus, once the free subscription is over, Amazon FreeTime can be renewed for $2.99. And that’s an excellent deal too.
  4. Highly rated: Currently, the Kindle Fire has an 4.5 average rating on nearly 50,000 reviews…and that’s not easy to do!

Bottomline: We have been an iPhone /iPad family for years, but if I were to buy a new device, the Kindle Fire for Kids would be at the top of my list!

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More about the Kindle Fire (via Amazon)

4.6 out of 5 stars 49,693 ratings

Key Features

  • Save up to $89 on a full-featured Fire 7 Tablet (not a toy), 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, and 2-year worry-free guarantee, versus items purchased separately.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if it breaks, return it and we’ll replace it for free.
  • The included 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • Create screen time limits, set educational goals, and filter content with easy-to-use parental controls.
  • Stream through Wi-Fi or view downloaded content on the go with 16 GB of internal storage and up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music. Add a microSD card for up to 512 GB of expandable storage.
  • FreeTime Unlimited includes thousands of Spanish language books, videos, apps, games, and audiobooks.
  • Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet includes a Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee.
  • Enjoy the 7” display, faster processor, 16 GB internal storage, and up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, video watching, and music listening.
  • The Kid-Proof Case is designed to protect against drops and bumps with a perfect fit in hands—or enjoy hands-free with the built-in stand. Plus, Fire Kids Edition tablets include a 2-year worry-free guarantee. If it breaks, return it and we’ll replace it for free.
  • Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription offering over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows, apps and games for kids 3-12. Age Filters ensure kids see age-appropriate content. Parents can add content to kids’ profiles to give them more access to apps and games like Netflix or Minecraft.
    • Amazon FreeTime Unlimited includes thousands of kid-friendly and hand-curated Spanish-language books, videos, apps, games, and audiobooks. Popular characters, titles, and brands include Sésamo, Dora, Sonic the Hedgehog, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
    • Amazon FreeTime Unlimited includes thousands of kid-friendly and hand-curated Spanish-language books, videos, apps, games, and audiobooks. Popular characters, titles, and brands include Sésamo, Dora, Sonic the Hedgehog, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more.
    • Limit screen time, set educational goals and curfews, and manage content for up to 4 child profiles with easy-to-use parental controls.

Compare Fire Kids Edition tablets

Fire 7 Kids EditionFire 7 Kids EditionFire HD 8 Kids EditionFire HD 8 Kids EditionFire HD 10 Kids EditionFire HD 10 Kids Edition
PriceFrom: $99.99From: $139.99From: $199.99
Ratings4.6 out of 5 stars (49,693)4.3 out of 5 stars (448)4.7 out of 5 stars (4,782)
Display7″8″ HD10.1″ 1080p full HD
Resolution1024 x 600 (171 ppi)1280 x 800 (189 ppi)1920 x 1200 (224 ppi)
Storage16 GB (expandable by up to 512 GB)32 GB (expandable by up to 1 TB)32 GB (expandable by up to 512 GB)
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHzQuad-core 2.0 GHzOcta-core up to 2.0 GHz
RAM1 GB2 GB2 GB
Battery lifeUp to 7 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 12 hours
Portsmicro-USB (2.0)USB-C (2.0)USB-C (2.0)
AudioMono speakerDual speakers, case with advanced audio port designDual speakers, case with advanced audio port design
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2-year worry-free guaranteecheck markcheck markcheck mark
Case with built-in standcheck markcheck markcheck mark
Camera2 MP front and rear-facing2 MP front and rear-facing2 MP front and rear-facing
Weight16.1 oz (456 g)19.4 oz (550 g)27.4 oz (778 g)
Dimensions8.7″ x 6.3″ 1.0″ (220 mm x 161 mm x 26 mm)9.2″ x 7.2″ x 1.0″ (233 mm x 184 mm x 26 mm)11.5″ x 8.1″ x 1.0″ (292 mm x 206 mm x 26 mm)

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