Head to your local supermarket and you’ll find many weird and wonderful tablets which are all pretty well priced. They may look like a decent option for your kids, but how do you know if they’re any good? How do you know if they’re supported?
Amazon have the Fire Kids Edition for just £99.99 and it’s the ideal solution for the upcoming October half-term boredom or as a potential gift for Christmas (yes, yes, I know, it’s too early).
Inside the kid-friendly design is Fire Tablet with 7″ display, quad-core processor, front and rear cameras and a microSD slot for an additional 128GB. You also get really easy-to-use parental controls and a 2-year “worry-free guarantee” which means that Amazon will replace it if it gets broken – completely free.
Also included is a whole year of “Fire for Kids Unlimited” which gives your kids access to thousands of educational apps, games, TV shows and books.
On top of that, there’s a kid-friendly web browser with safety controls and you can set goals in the “Reading Relays” section. These will challenge your little one so that they can’t move to the next activity until they’re complete. Once the educational goals are reached, they can move on.
Get more details on the press release below, or watch this lovely promotional video..
As soon as October half-term hits it’s easy to get into a panic about how to keep the kids entertained. We’ve come up with four boredom-busting activities which can be done at home using the Fire Kids Edition (£99.99)… you can thank us later!
1. Reading relays – set goals for your little one to reach before they can move on to their next activity. With Learn First, you can block access to games and cartoons until certain educational goals have been met… read then play, read then play. If you’ve got more than one with two very different personalities and age ranges, you can use the new Smart Filters function allowing you to tailor the content each child sees within their own library. This also means more quiet reading time for you.
2. Gaming – with a year of Fire for Kids Unlimited included in the price, keep your little ones entertained as they enjoy access to thousands of age-appropriate, kid-friendly games. With new content for kids aged between 9 and 12 years, the Fire Kids Edition can grow with your children from the age of 3 upwards. Encourage them to take it in turns on some of their favourite games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, and watch as their competitive spirit keeps them busy for hours.
3. Ultimate kids den – rustle up a comfy den filled with cushions, blankets and toys and leave the kids to their own devices. With Fire for Kids parental controls, parents control what their kids can see – and for how long. The little ones can get (controlled) access to thousands of hand-curated, age-appropriate websites and pre-selected YouTube videos without any extra setup or costs.
4. Art workshops – from handprint painting and potato stamps to Art Attack style masterpieces, let the kids get messy while watching kid-friendly tutorials on how to paint like a pro! And with the Fire Kid’s Edition’s 2-year worry-free guarantee, a little paint needn’t be a concern – if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it, no questions asked.
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Well it’s been some time since we heard anything from Google with regards to updating their tablet lineup. It’s all been quiet since the high-end Pixel tablet got released last year. We recently mentioned that Google were re-branding their Nexus Phone line up to be sold under the Pixel banner. Now there are more rumours suggesting that a 7″ ‘Pixel’ tablet is in the works.
It is alleged to be made by Huawei, who are known for their strong build quality. It’s not a surprise that Google have reached out to them as a hardware partner, given that they made the larger of the Nexus phones, the ‘6P’ last year. There is little information coming out at this stage. But, from what we have heard, it looks like it will be packing 4GB of RAM. The leak also suggests that the device is to be released by the end of the year.
Google does have an event penned for the 4th of October, so we will have to wait and see if this device gets showcased then. Hopefully there should be more rumours flying around before the launch!!
Anyone still flashing around the hugely popular Nexus 7″ or upset that it was never updated, given that it has fallen out of Google’s Android update cycle? Pixel (pencil or rather just type it) in your thoughts.