Tag Archive: Kids


Don’t let today end without checking out these Prime Day discounts on kids’ toys and baby essentials

You have just a few hours left.

Prime Day 2018 is slowly coming to a close and, luckily for the hopeful shoppers out there, there are still tons of deals in stock and new offers being uncovered by the Thrifter deal team. If you’ve been keeping up during the event, you’ve already witnessed the onslaught of discounts which arrived in waves over the past 24 hours. With so much going on at once, it’s easy for great  [Read More…]

Prime Day brings up to 30% on these popular STEM kids toys

Amazon has a bunch of STEM toys on sale for up to 30% off right now. From the Sphero Mini to wooden block sets there are a bunch of deals in here you’ll want to check out for your kids.

The sale has a number of items in it that would make great gifts, so you could get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping today and be one step ahead come this fall. Some of the discounts include:

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Google needs to learn from Amazon on how to build products for kids

We want the best for our kids, and right now that means we buy from Amazon.

It’s easy to think of mobile and its associated gadgetry as a two-way race between Apple and Google. When it comes to all things flashy that tech writers and Twitter pundits like to make words about, iOS and Android (their respective ecosystems actually) rule the roost. But that’s not quite accurate — companies like AT&Timewarner or NBComcast Universal or Verizonhoo! (sorry)  [Read More…]

Save $100 when pre-ordering two of Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablets

Get the latest and save while doing it!

Amazon just announced an all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition and now the company is already offering a pre-order discount. This seems to be a new trend for Amazon, the company announces a new product and then begins offering some bundles that help you save some cash on the purchase. For a limited time, when you pre-order two of the new tablets you can save $ 100 on the  [Read More…]

Amazon enhances tablet line with Show Mode, new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

Amazon on Thursday announced a couple of new additions to its ever-growing Fire tablet lineup. First up, Show Mode and a new Show Mode Charging Dock, are coming to existing (Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10) tablets. Additionally, Amazon has introduced a new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet.

Show Mode

Show Mode gives tablet users an “immersive hands-free Alexa experience” and allows for full-screen visuals to complement voice responses from Alexa. Ask her to tell you the weather, for  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger Kids is expanding to Canada and Peru

The app’s also getting new stickers and support for two parents to manage accounts.

Facebook Messenger Kids is Facebook’s solution for letting young ones stay in touch with friends and family in a safe and secure manner, and starting June 25, the app is now available to use in both Canada and Peru.

In addition to the two new countries, Messenger Kids is also being updated to support Spanish and French in its new locales and the  [Read More…]

Kano, a company teaching kids how to code, joins forces with Sesame Ventures

Kano, an educational computer company that provides kids with the tools to build their own technology, has received an investment from Sesame Ventures.

Together, the two companies will share knowledge, insights and best practices regarding parents and children and their interaction with technology from the earliest stages of life.

Sesame Ventures is the investment arm of Sesame Workshop, the company behind the popular educational children’s program Sesame Street. It seeks to partner with companies involved in tech, health, and child  [Read More…]

Modern Dad does the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

It’s an Echo Dot — you know, for kids!

Does a kid need an Amazon Echo Dot? And if so, does a kid need a grown-up Echo Dot? Or an Echo Dot Kids Edition? Or does a grown-up need a kid to have a Kids Edition more than a grown-up edition?

These are the questions we parents struggle with. Well, that, and what’s for dinner.

But today it’s all about the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. It is, for  [Read More…]

The Fitbit Ace is now available for $99.95 and is made specifically for kids

You can buy the Fitbit Ace at Amazon, Best Buy, and more.

Although the Versa was the highlight of Fitbit’s hardware event this past March, the company also used it to announce Ace — its first fitness tracker designed specifically for kids. A little less than three months since it was announced, the Ace is now available for purchase around the globe.

If the Ace looks similar to past Fitbit products, that’s because it’s essentially a Fitbit  [Read More…]

You can now add kids under 13 to Project Fi group plans via Family Link

You’ll need a Family Link account to get started.

In October 2016, Google made Project Fi much more accessible for a lot of people with the introduction of group plans. Today, those group plans are expanding even more with support for kids under 13-years-old.

Per Google’s announcement post:

When you add a child to your plan, you’ll both enjoy the Project Fi features you know and love—like easy data alerts, seamless switching between networks, and automatic connection  [Read More…]