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7 Reasons to Buy a Kindle Fire for Kids

7 Reasons to buy a Kindle Fire was originally written in March 2013. Since, Amazon has released its Amazon Kids Tablets (Fire HD Kids) – read our review to get the latest on tablets for kids.

So you are looking to buy your table but need a reason to buy a Kindle Fire for kids. While I have long been a fan of the Apple iPad, Amazon recently sent me a Kindle Fire HD to review.

The iPad offers many great features, but is it worth the money? You can purchase 2 Kindle Fire HDs for what you will 1 Apple iPad.

7 Reasons to Buy a Kindle Fire for Kids

With so many tablets on the market, let’s look at why the Kindle Fire might be your best option when it comes to kids.

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Kindle Fire Price

The Kindle Fire HD price starts at $199. The Kindle Fire price starts at $159. These are priced well below the Apple iPad.

Front Facing Camera

The Kindle Fire HD comes with a front-facing HD camera, perfect for Skyping! Keep the kids connected with Grandma with the Kindle Fire HD. (Note: Kindle Fire does not offer a camera option.)

Free Unlimited Cloud Storage

Amazon offers free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content. We purchase all of our MP3s on Amazon, cheaper than Apple and the easy cloud storage makes it worth it.

Highlights & Bookmarks

Kindle makes story time more effective – with just a quick swipe, readers can highlight their favorite passages and quotes. With the ability to digitally bookmark pages and key moments (in addition to seeing the important and meaningful passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers), Kindle makes it easier for students to stay on track with their reading goals.

Immersion Reading

Immersion Reading lets kids listen to and read along with their book…at the same time! Not only is there a massive selection of children’s titles to choose from, including the Percy Jackson Series and 39 Clues, Immersion Reading is a great feature for kids learning to read or for those wanting to brush up on their reading and spelling skills.


With Whispersync for Books, kids can get lost in a book while never actually “getting lost” because it automatically synchronizes bookmarks, notes and highlights across all your devices.

With Whispersync for Voice, Kids can also listen to an Audible audiobook while in the car on the way to school and pick up right where they left off with the companion Kindle book before bedtime.

Kindle FreeTime

Available on Kindle Fire devices, Kindle FreeTime gives parents easy-to-use tools to personalize their childrens viewing experience.

With a kid-friendly interface and access to thousands of videos, books, apps and games, parents have the ability to set limits on screen time such as having daily limits for games and videos but unlimited time for reading.

Don’t miss our post on best kids tablets.