Amazon Fire 7: Kids Edition Tablet – Review

Are the kids asking for a tablet for Christmas but you are shying away from getting one for fear of them breaking it?

Sebastian is our phantom tablet breaker in this house, having cracked not one, not two, but three screens this year!

Well now we have the answer: the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

The tablet is literally “Sebastian Proof”!

Amazon Fire Kids Tablet

The Fire Kids Edition comes with 1 year of Fire For Kids Unlimited,  a sturdy Kid-Proof Case – available in Blue, Pink and Yellow – and a 2-year worry-free guarantee which means if they break it, simply return it and Amazon will replace it for free. No questions asked!

Fire Kids HD Tablet


Fire For Kids Unlimited gives you access to over 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street and many more and all for free, plus the parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access and educational goals, while entertaining children within a safe child-friendly environment.

Amazon Kids Fire HD

The first thing I did was switch off the in-app purchasing as I don’t want any surprise bills.

For those discerning tweens and teens in the family, the Amazon Fire Kids Edition is not a toy, but a full-featured Fire HD 8 tablet with a vibrant HD display, 32 GB of internal storage, and up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. You could also add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage too.

Amazon Fire HD

If you have more than one child in the family, it is easy to set up an individual profile suited to their age and ability. Smart Filters can then be set up to ensure that your child sees only age-appropriate content, so older kids don’t get the baby stuff and little kids don’t see the scary stuff.

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If you do want to add more content, it takes just a few clicks and parents can add content to their child’s profile to give them selected access to your personal library (e.g., Netflix, YouTube or Minecraft) in Fire for Kids Unlimited.

I have to admit that getting used to an android tablet has been a learning curve for all of us, as we are so used to our Apple gadgets, but it is straightforward and easy to use once you get used to it.

Amazon Fire HD

The case is lovely and sturdy and looks as though it would withstand pretty much anything thrown at, but it is also nice and lightweight and easy to hold for small people.

All the kids have been playing with it and have all found games that they want to play. My bookworm, Eliza, is particularly happy with the amount of books in the library, which should keep her occupied for quite some time.

We have added our Netflix app to it too, so when we are travelling the kids, we can download their favourite programs for them to watch in the car.

The 7″ Fire Kids Edition tablet is available at £79.99 and the 8″ Fire Kids Edition tablet is £99.99



14 thoughts on “Amazon Fire 7: Kids Edition Tablet – Review”

  1. We have three Amazon Fires in the house and have always found them great for the kids. The two older ones had a Hudl and a Samsung Galaxy Tab respectively both of which have become really glitchy so I know which ones I shall be buying to replace these in the future.

  2. It looks perfect for kids! Such a detailed review. We use an iPad currently but this looks wayyyy better. Hmmmm! Food for thought in the new year for sure

  3. I sometimes think I need to buy myself a kids kindle as I am always dropping things. It sounds like for kids this is a really good idea and it is nice they have thought it needs more protection.

  4. Haha good idea to switch off the in app purchasing as you definitely do not want any surprise bills! On another note I love how the tablet gives you access to over 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street !

  5. Its great that they’ve bought out a kids edition – tablets are such fragile things and I can only imagine how poorly the majority stand up to a group of grubby little fingers.

    C x


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