With the Kindle Kids Edition Amazon brings for the first time an e-book reader especially for children. The model is based on the current starter device from Amazon, the Amazon Kindle (test), but the software is just like the cover designed for children. The two-year carefree guarantee also applies to the Kindle Kids Edition.
If something happens to the Kindle during this time, the eReader only has to be sent in and Amazon replaces it – whether the damage to the Kindle Kids Edition was self-generated or third-party debt does not matter. The protective cover is in blue or pink and much less shock-absorbing than the Kids Editions of the Fire-HD-Tablets, as children who can already read, can handle more carefully with an e-book reader. The shell basically corresponds to the normal fabric cover * for the Kindle.
Over 1,000 books about FreeTime Unlimited
The one-year Amazon FreeTime Unlimited membership included in the purchase provides access to over a thousand books on the Kindle Kids Edition. These include titles like Heroes of Olympus 1: The Vanished Demigod, Greg's Diary – Surrounded by Idiots! or Harry Potter and the enchanted child (part one and two). The book catalog of FreeTime Unlimited also contains over 100 children's books that are recommended by the Stiftung Lesen for young readers. In the near future, kids will also be able to listen to Audible's favorite books via Bluetooth headphones or speakers.
Rewards, dictionary and vocabulary trainer for children
To help children read longer, Amazon integrates rewards into the software. Children receive distinctions such as “bookworm” or “high flyers” when they achieve predetermined goals. In addition, if children are looking for a book, they do not have to write it completely correctly, but the search will also display similar written books. Using a dictionary, children can not only look up difficult words, but also use them as vocabulary trainer and later mark words as learned – and parents see in their user account, which words the children looked up.
Technically a Kindle
The Kindle Kids Edition is technically identical to the current Kindle and thus has a six-inch e-ink display with a resolution of 600 × 800 pixels and a pixel density of 167 ppi and an adjustable front light. The Kindle measures 113.0 × 160.0 × 8.7 mm at a weight of 174 grams.
Order from today, delivery from October 30th
The Kindle Kids Edition costs 109.99 euros and can be pre-ordered from today *. Delivery will take place from October 30th. The normal version of the Amazon Kindle costs 80 euros (with advertising) and 90 euros (without advertising) *. The Kindle Kids Edition is always ad-free.
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