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Kindle fire- for what age?

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Methenyouplus4 Fri 26-Aug-16 16:31:30

Next summer we will have 2 nearly 3 year old (twins) and 1 4.5 year old. We'll be doing a huge car journey (north UK to Italy) and thinking it might be worth getting a tablet (or 2...or even 3!) as emergency back up to keep them entertained. Would the kindle fire be suitable? We just want something where they can play simple games and watch TV. Does the charge last a while? Wpuld we need some sort of monthly subscription (Amazon prime etc) to do this?

Thank you.

SisterViktorine Fri 26-Aug-16 17:22:41

You wouldn't be able to store enough video to keep them entertained for long on a kindle- it needs to be hooked up to WIFI to stream. Really the only way to do 'inflight' movies/ cartoons is to get a portable DVD player.

The kindle will store 20 or so game/ apps and there is a good range of choice for pre-schoolers.

justgivemeamo Fri 26-Aug-16 18:43:41

good for pre schoolers yes but as said need to down load stuff on it - another type of tablet better for older - we got samsung for older and kingle for oddler

1122christy Sat 27-Aug-16 07:54:44

We have a kindle fire but we have SD cards with films on it that can then be put in the kindle fire. So can watch those films when in the car etc
Our nearly 4 yr uses ours. The only thing about it is not all games etc are available on it as it's an Amazon thing rather than android/Apple. But my daughter doesn't mind. She still has good games on it she loves (the toca range esp)
You don't need a subscription to Amazon prime to use it but you do need an Amazon account for buying apps etc. Although we do have Amazon prime we got it on offer last November at £55 so she can watch Amazon prime on it but as others said it is wifi only.
I think for the younger kids this is a good cheaper alternative to more expensive tablets.

snowgirl1 Sat 27-Aug-16 08:27:29

We've got a kindle fire and Dd (4) has used it for the last coup!e of years to watch stuff when we go on holiday. We just download lots of programmes from BBC IPlayer.

Methenyouplus4 Sat 27-Aug-16 08:32:10

Thank you all. Now wondering if we should get this or just an in car DVD player as would work out much cheaper to share rather than x3 tablets. Just not sure it would keep them as engaged.

mmgirish Sun 28-Aug-16 05:18:57

Can you get the CBeebies app on it does anyone know?

RosaBee Sun 28-Aug-16 08:18:00

I was also looking at getting the kids package for my 4 and 6 year old. Would this be too old for the fire? I'm a bit annoyed you can't get the school lexia games on it but I have an iPad my so. Uses for this. Would anyone recommend different tablets instead of the fire. My 6 yo ds is very outdoorsy and not insterested yet but I thought a nat geo app or something could get him a little more keen.

FoxTeaParty Thu 01-Sep-16 22:15:15

We have 2 amazon fire tablets. One is the original from several years ago which has been used by 3 toddlers so far and has took a bashing to say the least.
My 9 year old has the most recent one and it has everything on it she wants (minecraft, netflix, internet for youtube, cooking games)
As for my 2 and 4 year old they love the sago and toca apps which they have alot of for free with amazon underground.
mmgirish yes you can get the cbeebies app on it!

allegretto Fri 02-Sep-16 07:15:10

We often drive from Italy to the uk and we have in car DVDs. One if my twins gets car sick using apps/tablets so prefer films. Also a lot cheaper!

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