Tag Archive: kidfriendly


The best kid-friendly cases for the Amazon Fire tablets

The Amazon Fire HD 8 is the perfect tablet for kids, since its software is simple and there’s a ton of kid-friendly content. But a tablet isn’t inherently kid-friendly on its own, so grab one of these sturdy cases to make sure it makes it through drops, bumps, and general kiddie clumsiness.

Excellent value Fintie silicone case

Our pick

This is the best all-around kids case for the Amazon Fire HD 8. For one, it’s only $  [Read More…]

Amazon FreeTime now includes kid-friendly audiobooks

Listen up, kids.

Starting today, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is expanding to include over 1,000 kid-friendly Audible books. Stories like Peter Pan, Rip Van Winkle, Snow Queen, and Beauty and the Beast are up for grabs via a free software update. Of course, the service is available via partnership with Audible, though it won’t cost anything extra.

FreeTime Unlimited gives kids access to age-appropriate content. That means movies, TV shows, books, educational apps, and games. There are also  [Read More…]

Republic Relay hands-on: A fantastic take on a kid-friendly ‘phone’

It’s still early days, but there’s a lot of potential to these fun little squares.

My 9-year-old came home from the first day of school this year and asked for a phone of his very own, and I laughed. His 13-year-old sister doesn’t even have her own phone yet, and I didn’t have one until I was much older that they are now. But as we talked, he explained many of the kids in his class had  [Read More…]

Grab a three-month subscription to Amazon’s kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited for $4

Gain access to thousands of books, games, movies and more with FreeTime Unlimited.

Through February 28, Amazon is offering customers three months of FreeTime Unlimited for just $ 3.99. This subscription would generally cost you $ 30, as a Family plan is $ 10 monthly or $ 7 with a Prime account. If you enjoy the service and have just one child using it, you can subscribe for as low as $ 2.99 monthly with Prime.

FreeTime  [Read More…]

PBS launches its own kid-friendly tablet, the Playtime Pad

Device makers aren’t flocking to release tablets like they used to. However, there are still companies who consider that launching a tablet might be beneficial for their business. Like PSB Kids, a subsidiary of American public broadcaster and television program distributor PBS, which just unveiled its first kid-centric tablet computer. The new Playtime Pad has

Setting up a kid-friendly Android device

While handing your phone or tablet off to a child can offer a moment of peace while they are distracted by a game or video, there’s a lot more to the experiences children can have in Android. Choosing the right device for them to enjoy is only part of the process, though. Android is primarily made for adults, so there’s a little bit of setup necessary to make your average smartphone or tablet child-friendly.

Here’s a quick  [Read More…]

Choosing a kid-friendly Android phone or tablet

Wander into any store with an electronics section nowadays and you’ll find at least one “kid” tablet. It’s usually a brightly-colored rubber block with a low-end touch display running an ancient version of Android, with a custom UI featuring giant buttons and a handful of apps for a handful of basic age groups. Choosing something smaller than a tablet is even worse, especially since the concept of a phone-shaped Android-powered Wifi-only handheld never really took off.

There’s  [Read More…]

Amazon launches kid-friendly Fire HD tablet in the U.K.

Amazon has launched the Fire HD Kids Edition — a 6-inch tablet with a quad-core CPU, HD display and a two-year replacement guarantee against any damage — in the U.K.

The tablet is up for pre-order now, with sales commencing from June 18. The variant with 8GB storage will retail for £119, while the 16GB model will set you back £139. In the U.S., the tablet is listed for $ 149 for the 8GB version. Included  [Read More…]

Google set to launch kid-friendly YouTube app on Feb. 23

According to a new report, Google is set to unveil a new YouTube app aimed specifically at kids on Monday, February 23. This follows news from last December that the company was working on kid-friendly versions of its products.

Google’s working on kid-friendly versions of Chrome, YouTube, and more

Google plans to offer versions of its popular products like Chrome and YouTube that will be made for kids that are 12 years of age or younger. There’s no word on when these new products will be released.