Your kids love gadgets. When they read more, you love it. Amazon is looking forward to meeting you both in the middle with a new Kindle for the young e-readers in the family.
On Monday, the company launched a $109.99 Kindle Kids Edition, which it describes as a first-ever dedicated reading experience built just for kids with many of the advantages that attract children. This device eliminates the fear of the parents that children might waste time in games or online social activity.
The new Kindle Kids Edition is designed for kids and comes with an E Ink display, so it is only for reading. It has a screen size of 6-inches with a resolution of 167 pixels per inch and front lighting. Kindle Kids Edition has a two-weeks of battery and comes in children-friendly colors and a drop-resistant cover.
Kindle Kids comes with a year of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited subscription and a two-year warranty. For children, the computer also provides decorations for activities, childhood wallpapers, as well as tools for building a child’s vocabulary.
In addition to the new Kindle Kids, Amazon also announced new versions of its Fire 10 computer for children, and is named (Fire 10 Kids Edition) Fire 10 Kids Edition, which features a battery lasts 12 hours, and a USB port -C) USB-C, this is the first time that Amazon adds this port to the devices (Fire).
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For one year of FreeTime Unlimited included with the Kindle Kids Edition, children have access to over a thousand children’s fun books, including chapter books and award-winning titles such as Blue Dolphin Island, El Deafo, and Terabithia Bridge. And soon, children will also be able to enjoy a range of Spanish language books and listen to their favorite Audible books through Bluetooth headphones or a microphone. Furthermore, the Kindle Kids Edition includes features that encourage children to develop their skills as they go, including:
If kids find a difficult word, they can use the built-in Kindle dictionary to pick the term and look up the definition.
Words searched in dictionaries will be automatically added to the Vocabulary Builder and translated into flashcards for future study and learning.
Kids can find titles without exact spelling with improved browsing and searching. So kids can find books about the genres, writers, so characters they love with smart recommendations.
Kids are automatically given short and simple meanings over difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
Kids can win badges such as Book Worm and Over Achiever while progressing towards predefined goals.
Included are a unique set of lock screen wallpapers, specifically designed for kids.
Kindle Kids Editions Key Specs
|Display||6-inches next-gen e-paper display, 167 ppi, 16-level grayscale|
|Storage||8GB, Free cloud storage for all Amazon Content|
|Battery Life||Lasts four weeks with a single charge. fully charges in 4 hours approx|
|Supported Formats||Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion; Audible (coming soon) audio format (AAX).|
|Subscription||1 year Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for new subscribers|
|Age Range||Ages 7 and up|
|Colors||Black Kindle with Pink/Blue/Rainbow Birds/Space Station cover.|
|Price||$109.99 (available October 30th)|