This post was unexpected and not planned until I walked through the dining room yesterday and quickly took this picture. I would never have thought a Kindle Fire was a good gift for a 2 year old... but I've been proven wrong and when I saw him sitting by the window watching "brrrmmm brrrmmmm" videos (tractors and trucks) on his own little tablet yesterday he looked so cute I just had to take a picture!
And then, this evening I thought; that's a good post idea! I'm already an affiliate of Amazon so I often feature their products on It's Just the Coffee Talking - I've just never, ever thought I'd be a proponent of what is basically an ipad, for a toddler!
Now, officially the description of the Kindle Fire, Kids Edition says it's for ages 3 and up. However, if your 2 year old is a little advanced or considered a little more intelligent for their age, I found this to be ok for a 2 year old.
It was funny that the other night my husband was going to play a toddler ABC game on it with him; and my husband didn't know how to power it on. After watching Papa turn it over a couple times, this little sweetie grabbed it from him, hit the 'power' button and handed it back to Papa! LOL. Then Papa didn't know how to bring up the games. Again, the 2 year old takes it, swipes his finger across, and taps on the game icon he wanted and handed it back to Papa with a smile.
Fire Kids Edition Tablet Only $74.99—Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7" IPS display and front and rear cameras.
- Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
- Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7" IPS display and front and rear cameras.
- 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
- 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked.
- Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
- Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals
|Display||7" touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, SD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter|
|Size||8.6" x 5.4" x 1.0" (219 x 138 x 25.5 mm)|
|Weight||14.3 ounces (405 grams) |
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
|CPU & RAM||Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM|
|Storage||8 GB (4.5GB available to user) or 16 GB (11.6 GB available to user). Add microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, photos, personal videos, and apps.|
Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage.
|Battery Life||Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music (based on mixed usage outside of Amazon FreeTime mode). Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary.|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have.|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Single-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|Ports||USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage|
|Audio||3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)|
|Camera Specs||VGA front-facing camera. 2 MP rear-facing HD camera.|
|Location Services||Location-based services via Wi-Fi|
|Available Colors||Blue, Pink, or Green Kid-Proof Case|
|Additional Features||External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support|
|Accessibility Features||VoiceView along with Screen Magnifier enable access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. VoiceView features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Fire OS 5 also includes system-wide Closed Caption settings, adjustable font sizes up to 50% larger, and a variety of book reading text adjustments such as adjustable colors and text spacing. Also includes adjustable font color and built-in Oxford dictionary.|
|System Requirements||Fire Kids Edition is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content|
|Warranty and Service||2-year worry-free guarantee. Coverage for anything that happens to your Fire Kids Edition including electrical and mechanical breakdowns.|
|Included in the Box||Fire tablet, Amazon Kid-Proof Case, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide|
|Age Range||Ages 3 and up. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.|
|Generation||5th generation - 2015 release|