Which Tablet Is Right for Your Kid?

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The portability and convenience a tablet brings are ideal for kids of all ages. They’re an excellent brain-boosting tool that expands their world and keeps kids connected for school projects and collaborations. The tech gurus at Amazon already make impossibly good tablets for younger kids, ages 3-7, with their line of Fire Kids tablets. News flash: So you can retain your “cool parent” status, you need to know that Amazon is not only rolling out a new generation of their 10-inch Fire Kids Tablet, ages 3-7, but they’re also dropping all-new tablets that are tailored to older kids, ages 6-12! 

Not sure if it’s time to upgrade to the bigger-kid tablet? We have you covered, walking you through what’s different about the Amazon Fire Kids Pro versus the Amazon Fire Kids tablet. And don’t worry, no FOMO here—Amazon has our backs because if you have a Fire Kids tablet, you can upgrade through the Amazon Trade-In program with a 20 percent discount. Read on to learn more to help decide which tablet is suitable for your little techie!

Fire Kids Pro Has a More Mature Look, Both Have the Same Power

The all-new Fire Kids Pro tablets for kids ages 6-12 come with a 7-inch, 8-inch HD or 10-inch HD screen. You can expect these new tablets to look less bulky than the original line for younger kids. The protective case included is slimmer (dare we say, cooler?), and the home screen looks more like the one you'd use. 

The new generation of Fire HD 10 Kids tablet (ages 3-7) is available with a 10-inch HD. It boasts up to 12 hours of battery life and USB-C for charging so easy charging for little hands. Bonus: It includes a kid-proof protective case in three cheerful colors to choose from. Like its big brother, this case also has a handy-dandy kickstand to prop up the tablet—ideal for traveling, schoolwork, or just chillaxing!

Same Smart(er) Web Browser, More Open Experience for Older Kids

More independence for them with less worry for you: The Fire Kids Pro and Fire Kids web browser includes different settings that give you flexibility for your kids if you choose open but filtered access to the web or access to only hand-selected websites and videos. Now they can explore on their own with guardrails and older kids can research for a school project or just chill out with a favorite movie. 

Profiles with Fire Kids Pro and Fire Kids tablet offer customizable controls, with the Fire Kids Pro provides three levels of restrictions: limited, moderate and full access at device set-up. Parents can set and adjust the level of access with different features, such as web browser and digital store access, at any time on the Parent Dashboard. For the Web Browser, built-in controls help filter out inappropriate sites, and you can block specific sites as you see fit. 

Both tablets offer access to the (brilliant) Parent Dashboard! Here you can set time limits, see what sites they're visiting and for how long, establish learning goals, set a bedtime, block or allow specific sites and more—all remotely so you (are still) the boss.

Both Get a One-Year Subscription to Amazon Kids+, With Expanded Content for Older Kids

Both the Fire Kids Pro and Fire Kids come with one year of Amazon Kids+ with access to over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows and other kid-friendly content curated by Amazon—wow. That is a massive amount of content, and we are impressed! 

The Amazon Kids+ subscription provides access to even more content to fit any picky older kids' tastes. Older kids can choose from thousands of apps, songs, Audible books, games, including Teen Titans Go and Asphalt 8, books like Keeper of the Lost Cities and Chronicles of Narnia, PG and PG-13 videos hand-selected by the Amazon Kids team, plus educational content from National Geographic, Rabbids Coding, LEGO® and more. 

Fire Kids Pro Features a Digital Store

In addition to expanded Amazon Kids+ content, Fire Kids Pro tablets include access to a digital store so kids can request apps like Disney+, Spotify, Minecraft, Zoom and more. Once their request is sent, parents have the final say, approving purchases and downloads.

Fire Kids Pro Has Video & Voice Calling(!)

With Fire Kids Pro, kids can stay in touch by making and receiving voice and video calls over Wi-Fi! This feature allows kids to call from the tablet to approved contacts with an Alexa-enabled device or the Alexa app. Parents have to approve the contacts and have visibility into calling history. Now kids can easily chat with friends to collaborate on homework or stay in touch with family, all while parents have peace of mind on who they can chat with. Kids can make announcements like "I'm done with my homework" from the tablet to Alexa-enabled devices at home—pretty cool, Amazon!

Both Give You Control, With More Flexibility Within Levels of Control With Fire Kids Pro

Both versions include parental controls so you can customize your kid's experience, no matter where you are! With Amazon's Parent Dashboard, you can control options from anywhere and make changes to access, view their activities, set time limits and more, all through your desktop or mobile phone without touching the tablet. With the "Learn First" feature, grown-ups can block access to games and cartoons until after educational goals are met. With both the Fire Kids Pro and Fire Kids tablet, you can let your kids explore without stressing about what they're doing and where they're going because you are in control of it all (but that can be our secret... ).

With Fire Kids Pro, parents can be flexible with parental controls, adjusting their preference on different features as kids age up. It makes this device super flexible, fitting all types of parenting styles and meeting kids changing needs through a wide range of stages between the ages of 6-12.

Both Offer a Worry-Free Guarantee!

Worried about drops and bumps with kids? Don't be. Fire Kids Pro and Fire Kids tablets come with a sturdy case in cool colors and fun prints to keep it protected. The difference is that the Fire Kids Pro looks more "adult" with a slimmer, more streamlined case. For both editions, the case is genius. They each feature a built-in kickstand which is ideal for hands-free video-watching, game-playing, and more. The best part? All Fire Kids Pro and Fire Kids tablets include a two-year worry-free guarantee; if it breaks, return it, and Amazon will replace it free—you just can't go wrong here.


—Jamie Aderski