Amazon announced a new version of Kindle FreeTime on Kindle Fire tablets with new educational features.
FreeTime is a free feature available exclusively from Amazon, and the update will be delivered automatically to any Kindle Fire tablet that has the FreeTime app in the coming weeks.
Customers can order the new $139 Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7” and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” at amazon.com site.
Peter Larsen, vice president, Amazon Kindle, said that parents can use features like Learn First to ensure study comes before play and set daily educational goals for reading and learning. If you subscribe to FreeTime Unlimited, your kids will enjoy thousands of new educational books, apps, games and videos.
With new Educational Goals, parents can set additional goals for their kids. For example, parents can set a goal to read 30 minutes every day in FreeTime. Parents of younger children who can’t yet read can set goals to use educational apps such as My First Words: Spanish, Elmo Loves 123’s, or BrainPOP Jr. for a certain amount of time each day.
In addition, parents can select to make sure their kids have reached their educational goals before they can watch cartoons or play games. Parents can tap on Learn First, and all non-educational content is removed from the child’s FreeTime library until they have met their daily reading or educational goals.