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.
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 yea...
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.
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.
The size is good for kids (6"), but the resolution isn't up to HD standards (starts at 720p). The resolution on this tablet is 1024x600, which is less than ideal. Because of the low resolution, the screen will look pixilated and text will appear blocky.
You can set exactly what you want your toddler to be able to do. For example, you can make it so that for your kid to play games, they have to do 15 minutes of reading first. Note: this is one features included with the FreeTime Unlimited subscription (free for the first year, and $2.99/month after
Amazon will replace the tablet for up to 2 years if it gets broken (kids do tend to brake things). Hopefully it won't come to that, because it comes with a thick case that will protect against scrapes, drops, bites, and much more.