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A Real Review of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

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The Amazon Fire HD Kids Tablet is a perfect intro to smart devices for kids.  Our reviewers enjoyed the great parental controls and how much their kids loved playing with the tablet.  If you have been looking for a smart device for your kids the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition is one of the best.

Barbara R.
Barbara R.
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I love the Fire tablet for kids! I got this as a present for my daughter's birthday, and she has been enjoying it so much. It's her first smart device and she is learning a lot about how to use it and having a ton of fun at the same time.

This new edition tablet is one that parents and children every child will fall in love with. As parents, we all need those few moments of me-time, and with the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, we guarantee you’ll get it. The tablet is uniquely designed for children ages 3-12 with three different colors (blue, pink, or yellow) to choose from for the tablet’s protective case. The tablet offers up to 10 hours of battery life, which is essential when dealing with the incredible amount of apps available. As a bonus when purchasing the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, you’ll receive a one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. FreeTime is an all-in-one subscription service that includes over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows, and educational material for your young one. They’ve also added multiple games fun for the whole family, and Audible Audiobooks. Although the tablet runs off of WiFi, there is a special download feature that allows you to download your favorite show and games and bring them with you. The only caveat is that you need first to be connected to WIFI for downloading to occur.

If you have multiple children, the  Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet allows you to create up to four different profiles allowing for easy sharing. To ensure bedtime curfews are met, the tablet features a control for the on-screen time and content. It also gives you the ability to block access to videos and games until the child meets their educational targets, such as reading goals. This helps ensure that a child’s homework is completed before playing any sort of game or apps. Parents may also utilize Amazon FreeTime by using a passcode to gain access to all the tablet’s features, including settings, apps, and Alexa located in the adult profile. While children are in Amazon FreeTime, they do not have access to social media, the internet, or Alexa. They are also unable to make in-app purchases without parental approval. If parents chose to give their children access to the internet, they could rest assured that no inappropriate content is being seen. Amazon Freetime blocks out all inappropriate content while still offering tens of thousands of websites and web videos that are age-appropriate. Parents can also easily add more sites if they’d like. With the use of age filters, parents can easily add/approve websites. 

Peggy S.
Peggy S.
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Got this tablet for my granddaughters 5th birthday. She had an older model, so she knew exactly how to use it! She was so excited! She takes the tablet on all car rides, long and short, and plays it at night just before bedtime, after homework and chores. Her older brother will be getting one also for his 7th birthday next month since it has been such a hit. They have a TON of Disney digital movies on their Amazon account, all they had to do was share and download the content on her Fire. For 32 GB I was really surprised how much this thing could hold, we easily downloaded 4 or 5 movies and a bunch of apps with room to spare. Great buy!
  • The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is not a toy!  It has a full feature set with an 8 inch high definition display, 32 GB of built-in storage, up to 10 hours of battery life, and a quadcore processor clocking in at 1.3 GHz plus 1.5 GB of RAM for fast processing.
  • Expandable storage slot allows for the use of a microSD card.  You can upgrade all the way up to 400 GB. 
  • Includes 1-year of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited service which gives your children access to more than 20,000 audible audio books, fun applications and games, interesting and educational videos, and great books.
  • FreeTime Unlimited includes content from many famous networks such as PBS Kids, Disney, Nickelodeon, an dmany more. 
  • The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee which means that if anything happens within 2 years of purchase it will be replaced for free.  No matter what happens, if it breaks you won’t have to worry about exchanging your tablet for a new one.
  • Access to Spanish Language content with over 1000 movies, books, and apps available in Spanish.
  • Thousands of hours of fun and educational audio books courtesy of audible including classics such as Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The Snow Queen, and Rip Van Winkle.
  • Includes parental controls which are easy to set allowing parents to customize screen time limits, set goals for child’s tablet usage, filter content based on age or type, and also keep track of web browsing and other usage of content. 
Jamie F.
Jamie F.
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What a great tablet for kids! Very easy to use for my son and he is having such a great time with his tablet. I also appreciate the parental controls, so I can keep track of how he's using the tablet.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet Case is created to be kid-proof, which is the perfect answer for parents who worry about drops and bumps, that can easily happen from children at play. Designed to be both durable and lightweight, the protective case fits perfectly in their hands regardless of age without adding any unnecessary weight to the Fire tablet. It comes equipped with 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras, 720p HD video recording perfect for capturing any activity. If anything does happen to the tablet, do not worry when purchasing the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, a 2-year worry-free guarantee warranty is included. All you have to do is return the old one, and you’ll receive a replacement for free. Under FreeTime Unlimited, the Parent Dashboard allows it’s users to discover books, videos, educational apps, games, and audiobooks that their kids might enjoy. It also gives parents access to view their child’s activity and control settings that include daily time limits, modifying web browser behavior, pausing the device, and more. 

Overall the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet is a solid tablet for children. It gives parents tons of features and control over content at an affordable price.    

Jamie F.
Jamie F.
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All in all this is a great childrens product, definitely a bang for your buck. For $100 this is an amazing kidfriendly tablet. I love the free Amazon FreeTime that is included with the fire kids tablet, tons of educational games and shows for my little one. The product case I chose is yellow and made of foam and extremely durable, which is great for my 3 year old. Bonus is your able to just switch to an adult profile if you need to use it yourself, it's like a two in one special lol. The tablet came almost fully charged, with a charging cord and port. Very easy to set up, was able to set up age appropriate content very easily and you can easily look on the app to monitor your child's history and set time limits. Which I love! And you can't beat the free 2 year warranty! I highly recommend!

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

Overall the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet is a solid tablet for children. It gives parents tons of features and control over content at an affordable price.


  • 10 Hour Battery Life
  • Amazon FreeTime Unlimited
  • Create Multiple User Profiles
  • Parental Locks for Time
  • Very Durable
  • Front and Rear Facing Camera
  • 2 Year Worry Free Guarantee


  • Runs off WiFi Only
  • Sells Out Quickly

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