Let’s just ignore the fact that purchasing a tablet for a 4 year old teeters on the edge of absolutely ridiculous, and settles squarely in the realm of just plain ridiculous. Agreed? Great. For his fourth birthday, my son received a Kindle Fire from grandparents. It has a blue cover and he calls it “the blue ting.” The blue ting is a very cool little machine.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a tablet for your child, you’ll know there are approximately 100 choices and it all can get very confusing. I don’t know much about all of the tablets but I know these two things: 1) beginning at the age of 2, my son could fully operate my iPad 2) the Kindle Fire is cheaper and has a kids-only app that in my opinion, makes it a much more versatile option than a kids-only tablet that parents can’t use too.
Kindle Fire for Kids: Free Time App
I read about Kindle FreeTime, which is a $2.99 monthly service that includes apps, books and videos for kids. FreeTime is also an app that restricts the ability for kids to navigate freely on the Kindle, so they only have their own apps, books and videos to watch. Basically, it gives parents the power of censorship.
Also, since we have Amazon Prime and have purchased lots of movies to watch on our Roku, he can also either stream or download all of his favorite shows and movies to his kindle. Great for road trips!