Leanne from Rave and Review checked out the Fire HD Kids Edition for us! It’s not too late to put one under the tree! As always, prices listed are subject to change. This post contains affiliate links.
I haven’t been to the doctor’s office, the DMV, the tax professional’s, or any other boring errand alone since early 2008. These days, I take three young kids with me on the drives to whatever office, while we wait for our names to be called and attended to, then again during the actual appointment. It sounds crazy, right? It’s actually not bad at all, because I have some amazing tools that make all that waiting fun for the kiddos. Yes, FUN!
The backstory: It was around 2010 when I was pregnant with my son and had to do 2hr Non-Stress Tests 2 times each week to check on baby that I realized my 10 weeks of appointments were going to miserable with my 2 ½ year old. I needed to figure out some way to keep her entertained and happy while we listened to baby, and I needed it to be completely portable.
My solution? An old Kindle that we put a few eBooks on that she could choose between. She would sit right beside me in the hospital bed sharing the eReader during our appointments and was a little angel. All I got was praise on how sweet and well behaved my daughter was, and it made those 10 weeks so much better for both of us.
It’s now been 5 years since the day I found out that the Kindle worked for me during our boring errands, and now more than ever since we’ve upgraded to this beauty.
Meet the Fire HD Kids Edition, an ideal tablet for kids but also packed with features to make it perfect for adults, too. That’s because it’s not a cheesy “made for kids” tablet that can only do one or two functions and not much else. The Fire HD Kids Edition is just like the adult version, only with kid-friendly features.
That means it’s a true high performance tablet, and way, way more than just a basic eReader.
It’s amazing how this little tech gadget can make life easier, especially when traveling and on the go with kiddos. With a quad-core processor for great performance, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Audio, this bad boy can handle movies, multimedia, and more with ease.
The Kids Edition even includes a free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited so kids get unlimited access to tons of books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games—at no additional cost. You can personalize screen time limits, set educational goals, and even choose which titles kids can access from your own personal content collection.
But, my favorite feature is that it comes with a truly awesome 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, return it and they will replace it for free. No questions asked. It comes in a durable, lightweight case to protect against drops and bumps caused by kids at play, and that makes it perfect for travel as well as during our boring errands.
So, basically it’s a tablet for the whole family that is completely portable and easy to pack along with you. The 7in version can easily fit in my purse, my carryon bag, or even a kid’s backpack, which means it’s actually likely to come with us.
This is a very good thing because sometimes Moms gets exhausted explaining every.single.thing to a 5 year old, and having a good distraction so adults can talk without spelling everything is key. The Fire HD Kids Edition solves that problem and more and I love that he’s learning while he’s playing.
This full-featured 7″ Fire tablet is $99.99 from Amazon.com. It comes in black (with a blue or pink Kid-Proof Case), 8 GB of internal storage, and up to 128 GB of expandable storage with microSD. And, if you buy today (as in RIGHT NOW), you can get one of these amazing tablets just in time for Christmas.