HI DARLINGS! *This post was sponsored by Amazon, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.” This time of the year we always find ourselves traveling. Whether it’s to a friend’s home in the city or to visit out of town family, It seems we are always on the road. As a mommy of four, I have learned a few tricks along the way to keep the kids happy on long road trips or flights.
When Amazon sent me the new Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet I was thrilled. It is the perfect gift to keep them entertained, and since the tablet comes with a one-year subscription of Free Time Unlimited the kids will never run out of books to read, games to play or videos to watch. It also has offline mode that allows me to download videos like Charlie Brown: Mayflower Voyagers and one my sons favorite books, The Hobbit, to the tablet so they are able to read and watch when not connected to wifi. After the one-year subscriptions start as low as $2.99 a month. Click HERE for more information on Amazon FreeTime and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.The other great feature the kids loved was the ability to go offline and still be able to watch videos. Aside from the great features like the 8” HD display and the 32 GB of storage with expandable storage via a microSD card as a mom, I appreciate the parental controls! The Parent Dashboard is used to give me an overview of what the kids are doing in FreeTime, it also provides Discussion Cards to help me talk with the kids about the content they are experiencing. I can then use the information from Parent Dashboard to make decisions on setting time limits and learning goals for the kids which I set using the Parental Controls on the tablet. I am so ready to get on the road to see our friends and family and I feel a lot more prepared now that the kids will be completely entertained. I would be lying if I didn’t admit how much I enjoy the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet too. I found myself grabbing it when the kids would put it down for the night. Since it is so easy to switch from me to the kid’s profiles, I can read or listen to my books or watch movies without worrying about the kids having access as long as I switch profiles back to FreeTime when I am done.I am already planning to buy my nieces and nephews the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. All tablets come with a two year worry free guarantee and the kid’s edition comes with a kid-proof case in pink blue or yellow. If they break it, send it back and Amazon they replace it. No questions asked. You can check out the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet HERE!