In today’s tech-savvy world, give a kid a tablet and they’ll be as happy as a clam to keep up with all of their favorite media. However, enhanced screen time comes with more responsibilities for parents to limit usage hours and decide which content is the most appropriate. Now, Amazon is making kids’ media consumption easier to manage independently with kid-friendly smart devices.
With the Fire Kids Edition tablet, Kindle, and Echo Dot, it’s easier than ever for kids to watch or read their own programs. The devices come with a free one-year subscription to Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited service — or FreeTime Unlimited en Español — that offers hand-selected, age-appropriate media content, including music, apps, games, books, videos, and educational content from platforms including PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, and Disney. At the end of a program or story, Discussion Cards offer kids a summary of their favorites, key themes, and suggested learning questions.
Parents can personalize device settings to turn off in-app purchases, set language preferences, and set automatic time limits of usage. Parents can also set up profiles to limit how much time kids can engage with each content category.