Amazon Kindle Kids Edition Review
If you are looking towards inculcating good reading habits in your child but he/she is not quite excited about the idea of having to read books in print, the boring old fashioned way, then the Amazon Kindle for Kids Edition is just the right thing for you! Children these days have a short attention span. And since they have been bought up in the generation of the internet, even if they want to read, they don’t want to go from book to book. Instead, they want something of a dynamic reading experience where they can surf many books from a single device. And what better way to do so than investing in an e-reader.
The Amazon Kindle for Kids is based on the model of the entry-level Amazon Kindle. It’s compact and easy to use with one year of Unlimited Free Time. It also comes with a two-year replacement guarantee so if your child accidentally messes up the device while using it, you are good to go as long as the accident happens within the guarantee period!
A perfect Kindle for children, the e-reading device is suitable for a child between 7 and 12 years of age. It has a child-friendly user interface with images larger than usual and various kid-friendly illustrations that act as lock screen wallpapers. Another interesting feature is that Amazon has included a child-friendly search engine ‘fuzzy search’ which means a child can locate a particular book even if he/she can’t figure out the exact spelling. The Kindle Kids Edition has a variety of features and content, specifically for kids. There are popular titles of children’s literature such as the Harry Potter books. But there are also lots of other books of facts, jokes as well as other light reading material.
Amazon’s Kindle for Kids has special features to incite children towards reading. There is an Awards link in the main menu which takes you to a list of achievements that kids can work towards to earn badges. Children are awarded badges for specific targets like meeting or exceeding daily reading goals, reading a certain number of pages, etc. This kind of competitive, playful, game-like format could definitely encourage children to read more.
With a price of 109 USD approximately, first-ever Kindle for Kids is just the right buy for you, if you are looking for a child-friendly e-book reader with little to moderate parental controls.