This post is sponsored by Amazon. All opinions about the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet are my own.
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes a whole new level of chaos. There are gifts to wrap, cookies to bake, and the ornaments don’t put themselves on the tree. So many families travel during the holiday season, and keeping the kids busy during winter break is a full-time job in itself. I don’t think we ever get more than a couple of days into a school break, before I start hearing “I’m bored” from my 9-year old. That’s when I hand over her tablet. I don’t have to worry about what she’s getting into online thanks to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and the excellent Parent Dashboard available on Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets.
Not too long ago I shared why I think the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet is great for after school. A lot of the same things come into play for the holiday season, plus there are some exciting new tablet features and Amazon FreeTime additions that just rolled out.
I have a feeling a whole lot of kids will be having a jolly good holiday thanks to the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets. I know my girl will.
Enjoy all your favorite content—even while offline.
Having the ability to keep the kids entertained on the go is an absolute must during the busy holiday travel season. I’m excited to share that kids can now download and watch FreeTime Unlimited videos while offline. Similar to how a book, app, or game is downloaded to the tablet, a video is downloaded simply by long-pressing the video tile. When finished viewing, the downloaded video can be removed from Offline Mode with another long-press of the tile.
FreeTime will automatically start Offline Mode when the tablet is disconnected from WiFi or put into Airplane Mode. When this happens, a banner will appear saying “Your Device is Offline” and 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.
Get a 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 Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
Each new tablet comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is an optional all-in-one subscription service that gives kids unlimited access to over 15,000 books, videos, educational apps, and games that are age-appropriate and hand-curated by the FreeTime team. 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.
There are some exciting new additions to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
Sine I last wrote about the Amazon Fire Kids Editioin tablets there have been some new additions to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Just in time for the holidays, they’ve added quite a few new video, book, app, and game titles to its content subscription service for kids, including:
· Marley: Snow Dog Marley
· Biscuit’s Hanukkah
· Sarah, Plain and Tall
· The Hobbit
· The Little Prince
· Ella Enchanted (Newbery Honor Book)
· Curious George in the Snow
· I Can Be A Farm Vet (Barbie)
· Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
· Red: A Crayon’s Story
· Kitten TV
· Charlie Brown: Mayflower Voyagers
· If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Season 1
· Team Umizoomi, Season 2
· Wishenpoof!, Season 2 (includes special “A Wish World Christmas” double episode)
· Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Season 1
· The Stinky & Dirty Show, Season 2 (includes special holiday episode)
· Bubble Guppies, Season 2
· Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm (coming soon—Nov. 28)
· WellieWishers, Season 1
· Angry Birds Space
· Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
· Shopkins Run!
· My Boo
· Dr. Panda Farm
· Teach Your Monster to Read
· Mini Robot Party
· Toca Hair Salon 3
· Beach Buggy Racing
Enjoy holiday books, videos and apps.
Amazon FreeTime has many holiday books, videos and apps the whole family can enjoy. There are a ton of widely-recognized holiday classics to read and watch with your child. Some of our favorite books include the Mercer Mayer classic Just a Snowman and The Polar Express. Over the Thanksgiving holiday my little girl and I watched Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year and The SpongeBog Christmas Special.
Do your kids have an Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids tablet yet? There are some great sales going on right now for the holidays, making it the perfect time to buy one.
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