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Pro Worry-proof guarantee
The tablet comes with a hefty soft plastic case which helps prevent any damages from drops, throws, scratches etc. Also, Amazon is willing to replace any tablet that does get broken for up to two years. Parents, rest assured that this will be the only tablet you will need to buy for your toddler.
Pro Includes Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited (1 year trial)
For one year, the tablet comes with Amazon's Free Time Unlimited subscription ($36 value). After that it costs $2.99/month.
Amazon FreeTime includes unlimited access to Amazon's offerings of books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games picked specifically for kids between 3-10 years old. It also includes the parental control features, like individual profiles for each child, time limits, and the ability to block games until educational goals are met.
Pro Parental controls
The Fire HD Kids Edition is loaded with software that helps you (the parent) manage what your child can do. For exmaple, if you want your toddler to read for 30 minutes before playing any games, you can do that.
Pro Manageable screen
This 6" screen will help make the tablet more manageable for toddlers as opposed to most tablets which are at least 7".
Pro Good performance
With a relatively high powered dual core 1.5GHz processor for higher performance and 1GB of RAM, this tablet will have more than enough power for your child. What's even better is that it also includes a low power dual core 1.2GHz processor that will kick on when the extra power isn't needed.
Con Low storage
After all the bloatware, there's only 4.4 GB of non-expandable storage (no SD card slot) left. That's not a lot of room for content.
Con FreeTime Unlimited requires Wi-Fi
Content downloaded using the kids' profile ceases to work offline shortly after disconnecting from wifi, and only works on the adult's profile. Thus, when kids try to use the Kindle on long trips where there's no wifi, the Kindle's content would be able to load.
Con FreeTime Unlimited is poorly organized
There are a lot of apps, but they're not organized, thus it's very hard to figure out what's what, and kids ends up just trying to download everything.