This post is sponsored by Amazon as part of an Ambassador Activation with Influence Central and all opinions expressed are my own.
With all of the hustle and bustle that goes on during the holidays, it can be difficult for not only us as adults to get a moment to relax and enjoy some of our favorite things, but the kids as well.
We can often underestimate just how taxing all of the holiday gatherings, family visits, and even Christmas shopping can be on our young kids.
One of our favorite activities as a family is to be able to sit and watch our favorite Christmas Classics (as well as new classics) together. But since we aren’t always home to do so, we often miss it on television.
One way that I can at least let my kids enjoy their holiday favorites is with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. For our family, this allows them to still enjoy their favorite
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet provides educational and entertaining content kids love. Each tablet comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. FreeTime Unlimited provides kids access to over 20,000 books, videos, Audible books, educational apps, and games that are age-appropriate and hand-curated by the Amazon FreeTime team.
Plus, kids also have access over 1,000 age-appropriate, Spanish language books, videos, educational apps, games, and Audible books, plus thousands of kid-friendly and hand-curated websites and web videos.
As parents, my husband and I are not afraid to expose our kids to technology. We know that the earlier we teach them proper use and our expectations when it comes to use the more we will avoid problems later on.
Each child has their own separate profile and can only see titles that have been chosen for them. For Sarah, she is able to use the pictures to search for what she needs (which is helpful, so I am not always having to stop to type something in for her).
By using the Parent Dashboard, we are able to limit (or not) the amount of time the kids spend on their tablets, as well as what they are doing and for how long. For Sarah, since we mainly want her to use the tablet to learn to read, we set the Time Limit controls to require her to read at least a half hour before she can play games or watch videos, both of which we set with 30-minute daily time limits. For our ten-year-old son, we require him to do one hour of reading before games.
Another great perk about the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, is the battery life. Since we will be doing a lot of traveling over the holidays, the 12-hour battery life will definitely be needed! With four kids in the car, plus mom and dad, there is no way we will be able to charge everyone’s devices at the same time.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.