Amazon’s New Kindle for Kids Promises Reading Fun with Zero Distractions

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If you’ve been hesitant to get your kids a Kindle, the newest version from Amazon might be a gamechanger. Kindle Paperwhite Kids just launched and it’s the first-ever waterproof Kindle for kids, plus it has no games, ads or videos.

Now your little bookworm can read and learn with zero distractions. The new e-reader includes educational tools to build literacy skills, with Word Wise quick definitions and Vocabulary Builder to create flashcards. Kids can have fun with achievement badges as they make progress toward pre-set goals. And they can switch between reading and listening to Audible books with an included one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.

Even though this device cuts out troublesome videos and social media content, you still might want to keep an eye on what your kids are reading. An included Parent Dashboard lets you view reading progress, add books and use a Bedtime feature to make sure sessions don’t cut into a good night’s sleep.

Just like the adult e-reader, the kid’s paperwhite version has a glare-free screen, plus an adjustable warm light. It lasts up to 10 weeks on a single battery charge and it can withstand accidental immersion in water. You’ll be able to buy it for $159.99 starting today and you can choose between black, Emerald Forest or Robot Dreams.

—Sarah Shebek

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