About six months ago, Amazon released Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, an easy to use service that brings together all types of content kids and parents love (books, games, educational apps, and more) into one service. Today, Amazon let us know that since launch it has added more than a thousand books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, including popular titles from Disney, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Electronic Arts (EA). If you have been thinking of introducing your little one to the world of technology, this may be the place to start.
New kid-favorites currently being added to FreeTime Unlimited include Disney’s hit Where’s My Mickey?, Warner Brother’s LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Comes Back from Oceanhouse Media, Plants vs. Zombies by EA, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Curious George at the Zoo. According to Amazon, kids love FreeTime because they can easily explore content on their own, check out their favorite topics like “robots” or “princesses,” and can feel like an individual with their own customized profile. Parents love the program because all apps are secure and have removed in-app payments, advertisements and social media, all apps are screened for age-appropriateness, and once you make a purchase, it is yours forever.
Kindle FreeTime is a free service on the current generation Kindle Fire family. A really nice feature of the program is the way in which they have helped reinvent traditional parental controls. This newer program makes it possible for parents to personalize their children’s experience with easy-to-use tools such as Time Limits, a tool that allows parents to manage their children’s screen time. No more telling your child over and over that it is time to put down the game. With Time Limits, parents can set daily cut-offs, or restrict certain categories – like games and video – while leaving unlimited time for reading.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is an optional extension to Kindle FreeTime, and is available for Prime members for monthly fee of $2.99 per child or $6.99 per family. Customers who are not Prime members can subscribe to FreeTime Unlimited for $4.99 per child or $9.99 per family. For more information on Amazon FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited, make sure to visit Amazon’s website.