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It’s been thirteen years since the first Amazon Kindle e-reader appeared, and yet Amazon has until now resisted the urge to produce a child-friendly version. The Kindle Kids Edition fixes this, and comes with a bunch of features and services designed with younger readers in mind.
At its core, this Kindle is just the entry-level ‘grown up’ model – so is it worth the extra cost?
Amazon Kindle Kids Edition Verdict
When it comes to eBook readers, there’s a reason that Amazon holds the crown. They’ve been doing this a long time, and the Kindle has been honed and improved throughout its life. Yes, the Kindle Kids Edition is on a par with the ‘basic’ adult version – and it costs $30 more, at $110 – but it’s still one of the best on the market. Add to that the extras, such as the one-year access to Free Time Unlimited and the standout two year warranty, and this feels like the only real choice for younger readers.
Amazon’s suggested age of 7+ seems about right. Younger children will baulk at the lack of color and vibrancy, but older kids will appreciate the grown-up feel of the Kindle.
If your child has been pining for a device to read on, this is it.
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