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Kindle Fire from Santa - set up tips?

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NoNoNotAgain Sat 17-Dec-16 07:44:53

My scare getting a kindle fire from Santa. I haven't set it up yet, put plan to put parental controls (and freetime?) on it.

Should I set up another Amazon account for it, or just use mine? I read somewhere about their child being able to see their Amazon purchase history, which would kill Santa in one fell swoop! Any other tips? Thanks!

Sofabitch Sat 17-Dec-16 07:48:10

No clue. Santa doesn't bring electronic items here. smile

SweetPeaPods Sat 17-Dec-16 08:21:25

Bumping.
Both dc have one from Santa too

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 17-Dec-16 08:24:40

I'd set up so they can play straight away. Link it to your account, much easier, then make a child account and the child won't be able to access your history. You can then select which of your books, apps etc the child can access

countingdown Sat 17-Dec-16 08:28:02

Sofa why did you feel the need to reply if you have no clue? Why even read the thread?

NoNoNotAgain Sat 17-Dec-16 08:36:46

Sofa - us too usually, but the selection of things being given this year's just means that kindles are the least tricky to come from Santa! (And were on the list...)

NoNoNotAgain Sat 17-Dec-16 08:39:51

IAmA - that sounds like what I need, thanks. So I can link it to my account for purchasing apps etc in advance, then create a kids layer- is it just like setting up a profile? Not had a kindle before.

NoNoNotAgain Sat 17-Dec-16 08:41:02

My scare?? My dc! Don't know how autocorrect managed that...

ChristmasTreeCat Sat 17-Dec-16 08:44:12

My dd and I share a kindle fire. She is 4. There is a PIN protected account for me and a kids' profile which she can access which has the children's books, apps, videos and limited Web access but she can't access the shopping or my payment details. I set her up with 'fire for kids' which is £1.99 a month and means she can access all the children's content for free. I also set it up so she does 15 minutes of reading before the other content works, and put time limits on the rest of the content. It's fab, took me about an hour with all the updates etc so definitely do it before Christmas smile

TheTartOfAsgard Sat 17-Dec-16 08:52:17

I set my kids up with their own amazon account each when I got theirs. My mum and other family then put vouchers onto their accounts when it's birthdays/xmas so they can order their own presents and pick what they like. They're 12 and 13 though so might not work well with younger kids.

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 17-Dec-16 10:08:41

Yes nonono so when you link it to your account you will be able to access anything you have bought such as ebooks through Amazon. Then you set up a kids profile on the tablet and you can select what they can access. Amazon itself also has a YouTube type bit on the kids profiles which filters internet videos according to the age of the child so you can. If you want have then unable to access internet browsers but able to see age appropriate videos. For the internet you can also have them able to access a browser but only see sites you have selected so for example you could allow bbc so they can use their tablet to access bbc bite size for homework without wondering what else's they will google! Kids profiles can be time restricted too so they can't get on overnight and you can limit time spent on games while allowing unlimited reading. Quite useful really.

Nearlyadoctor Sat 17-Dec-16 10:28:35

Sofa I think it's irrelevant whether Santa brings electronic items or not - I think the point is that if any item has been purchased from Amazon the op is worried whether the child could see it i.e. A book for a stocking.

Hardly any need to be snide.

Sofabitch Sat 17-Dec-16 13:12:18

Oh claws away. I wasn't being mean. Mearly stating an alternative way around. As in give something else from santa.

Glad some one else was more sensible than me ;-)

SweetPeaPods Sat 17-Dec-16 16:42:41

If both dc have their own kindle can I use the one log in?

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 17-Dec-16 16:43:50

Yes sweet pea you can have them both linked to your account.

SweetPeaPods Sat 17-Dec-16 20:56:22

Lovely thanks

AlwaysNeverOnTime Sun 18-Dec-16 07:58:14

So glad so!some asked about having two different kindles linked to my account as my 2 DCs Santa presents are Kindle fires too.

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Sun 18-Dec-16 11:51:49

Mine also have kindle fires for Christmas. I have set them up already and am glad I did as the free time apps take a while to download to the carousel.
However can someone tell me if there is a way that the child can go straight to their own screen when it's turned on? It keeps going back to the parent screen and I have to keep putting the password in

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Sun 18-Dec-16 11:52:49

I've used my account for both, set up 2 separate child profiles and upgraded to the multi free time package so they both have access to all the apps etc

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