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5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

This post, 5 Ways We Use The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet For Homeschooling, This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

This is my daughter’s first official year of homeschooling. I took a more learning through play approach with her while she was younger but this year I started more of an officially homeschool day with her. She’s watched her older brother do his work for the last few years and has been asking more and more for school time too. Since she’s showed such an interest, I thought this was the perfect time to give a more structured approach. Part of that includes time on her Fire Kids Edition Tablet, and it’s the perfect companion for her homeschool day.

When I was researching tablets for her to use, it was an easy decision to pick the Fire Kids Edition Tablet. Not only is it the #1 kids’ tablet in the U.S. but it’s guaranteed to stand up to what younger kids may put it through without worry.

5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

The Fire 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.

I want to encourage her love of learning and keep her engaged and all the features on Fire Kids Edition Tablet make it easy to do that.

5 Ways We Use The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

IT’S KID FRIENDLY

When I was researching tablets for her to use, it was an easy decision to pick the Fire Kids Edition Tablet. Not only is it the #1 kids’ tablet in the U.S. but it’s guaranteed to stand up to what younger kids may put it through without worry.

The Fire 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.

5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

STORYTIME

Reading is a crucial part of learning and with apps like Teach Your Monster to Read and Wonster Words ABC Phonics (two of her favorites right now) she reinforces skills that will encourage her love of books and reading.

SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Spanish Language Content is now available in Amazon FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited. My husband exclusively speaks wit her in Spanish so I love that she has access to over 1,000 age-appropriate books, videos, educational apps, games, and Audible books, plus thousands of kid-friendly and hand-curated websites and web videos—all in Spanish and at no additional cost to the subscription.

This helps to reinforce her Spanish language skills and introduces her to more words and games while helping her learn a second language.

5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

EDUCATIONAL APPS

With the parental control features, I can set daily goals for educational content and block access to entertainment content until after educational goals are met each day. So I make sure she gets plenty of time playing education games like Disney Buddies: ABCs and Elmo Loves 123s (both available in the FreeTime Unlimited Edition)

FREETIME UNLIMITED

The Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is an optional all-in-one subscription service that gives kids unlimited access to over 20,000 books, videos, Audible books, educational apps, and games that are age-appropriate and hand-curated by the FreeTime team. This feature gives her access to plenty of education books, videos, apps and games to help encourage her love learning.

OFFLINE MODE

The learning doesn’t have to stop when we’re on the go! I can download her favorite FreeTime Unlimited content for viewing offline, while in the car or on an airplane, by simply long-pressing the titles they want downloaded while connected to Wi-Fi. FreeTime will automatically start Offline Mode when the tablet is disconnected from Wi-Fi or put into Airplane Mode, at which point only the downloaded content will be visible in FreeTime. Once a Wi-Fi connection has been re-established, the full FreeTime Unlimited catalogue will return. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIRE KIDS EDITION TABLET 

  • Fire Kids Edition Tablets are the #1 kids’ tablets in the U.S. and come 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.
  • The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet provides educational and entertaining content kids love. Each one comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, providing 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. Kids also have access over 1,000 age-appropriate, Spanish language books, videos, educational apps, games, and Audible books, plus thousands of kid-friendly and hand-curated websites and web videos.
  • The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet and Amazon FreeTime provide peace of mind for parents too. Using the Parental Control settings in FreeTime, parents can set time limits, adjust age filters, enable/disable web browser access, and choose whether to allow in-app purchasing. Parents can also use Parent Dashboard to review the digital content their kids are using in FreeTime, determine how to manage time limits and educational goals, and remotely adjust their child’s FreeTime settings.
  • Parents can choose from the Fire 7 Kids Edition, the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, or the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition. All three tablets come with a kid-safe bumper in blue, pink, or yellow, one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and two-year worry-free guarantee.
  • Two-Year Worry-Free Guarantee – Fire Kids Edition Tablets come with a kid-proof case and a two-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, send it back and Amazon will replace it. No questions asked.
  • One Year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited – Each new tablet comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. After the first year, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited starts at just $2.99 per month for Prime members and $4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members.

Parental Controls (In the FreeTime settings)

The parental controls are a lifesaver. I can easily set time limits, adjust the age filters and even disable web browser access (I’ve had to already shut that down when she figured it out) and more.  Some of my favorite parental control features are:

  • Weekday and weekend settings—parents can set time limits by weekdays and weekends.
  • Bedtime—parents can control when FreeTime shuts down for the day and turns back on the next morning.
  • Learn First—parents can set daily goals for educational content, and block access to entertainment content until after educational goals are met each day.
  • Screen time by category—parents can restrict certain categories, such as apps and games, while leaving unlimited time for reading.
  • Total screen time—parents can choose a set amount of total screen time per day, after which the tablet will shut down for the day.
  • Age filters—parents can adjust settings to tailor the FreeTime experience for each child and ensure the content their kids are viewing is age-appropriate for them.
  • Add or remove content—parents can add titles from their own content library into FreeTime, or choose to remove unwanted FreeTime Unlimited content.
  • Enable the web browser—parents can choose to enable or disable the kid-friendly web browser within FreeTime, and can add access to more websites, if they choose.

5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling

Learn more about the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet and see how you can incorporate it into your child’s early learning experience.

Dawn

5 Ways We Use The Kids Fire Edition Tablet For Homeschooling