I’ve surprised myself (and my kids) with how much we are traveling this summer. Where in the past, work has kept us close to home, this year I’ve made summer all about creating memories. We’ve headed to the beach. We’ve explored the mountains. We haven’t been afraid to pack up the car with no destination in mind and just follow where the road takes us. For me, it’s been exciting. For my teen, it’s been unforgettable. And for my littlest, it’s been educational….not only at our destinations, but on the way there; he’s taken learning with him on the go with his new Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited!
While I’ll likely never say no to a road trip, having an (almost) first grader that starts with the “Are we there yet?” whining pretty much the minute we pull out of the driveway can be off putting. In the past, I’ve packed activity bags to try to keep his little mind engaged in anything, but the older he gets, the bigger that bag gets. Books and games and DVDs seem to take up more and more of our precious car room. But this year, we got smart. We tossed out the oversized bag of entertainment and instead found a way to make road trips enjoyable with the Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet! So, how are we using one little tablet for hours of learning fun as the miles zoom by? I’m so glad you asked!
Conquer Summer Reading Fire Style
I’m a big fan of summer reading. Even if my son’s school didn’t assign a variety of great books to keep his brain sharp during the summer, I would. Thankfully, my little guy can’t get enough of reading. He just devours books and lives to be in the stories. He adores reading out loud as he points to each word just like his teachers taught him. In the past, this has found me constantly ordering new books and hoping they arrived before we headed out for our destination. But now, I’ve found a better (and much lighter) way to ensure my son always has new books on hand.
With the Fire Kids Edition Tablet and Amazon FreeTime, there’s an endless library of kid’s books any time I need them. No longer do I catch my breath when I hear “The End” at the conclusion of one of his books. Instead, I’m able to simply direct him to the library portion of his Fire Kids Edition Tablet and let him choose a new age appropriate book to capture his attention and make the road trip fly by!
It is literally like having a mobile library on hand where books are free and adventures are endless! It’s not at all uncommon for him to read for hours, sharpening his skills and entertaining himself along the way!
Encourage Learning through Games and Apps
While reading will always by my first choice for him in the car, as a parent I know that there comes a point (especially on long road trips) where I need to change things up a little. With our Fire Kids Edition Tablet and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, once he’s read his way through a variety of books, we’re able to move on to a variety of games that are educational and fun.
Right at his fingertips, he has suggestions for amazing games and apps that both challenge and entertain him. If he gets tired of one, he can move on to the next and honestly, I’ve been thrilled at how interactive some of the games are and how quickly they can make road trips zoom by. Hearing him giggle in the back seat of the car as he conquers a new level or finds a fun new app on his Fire Kids Edition Tablet makes me feel great about the entertainment I’m providing and the way that I’m being able to turn road trips into a time of learning fun.
Reward Great Car Behavior with a Movie
As if the amazing variety of books and games/apps on Amazon FreeTime Unilmited for the Fire Kids Edition Tablet wasn’t enough to make road trips zoom by, we also have access to kid-friendly movies for once the sun goes down and the trip is winding to a close. While road trips are generally noisy and full of laughter, there does come a point when a quieter form of entertainment is needed and the variety of kid’s movies on the Fire Kids Edition Tablet makes it easy to choose just the right one. After quickly connecting our tablet to my in-car WiFi, it’s as simple as letting him choose what kid’s movie he wants to see!
By simply turning on a movie, the remainder of our road trips zoom by in the most entertaining way. In fact, since adding the Fire Kids Edition Tablet and Amazon FreeTime to our road trips, the hours have zoomed by in the most entertaining way!
Offer Possibilities as Endless as Your Road Trip Options
As we’ve discovered, with the Fire Kids Edition Tablet and Amazon FreeTime, there are endless options to make road trips both fun and entertaining. Having access to over 10,000 kids books, movies, games and apps makes the trip enjoyable for every member of our family but especially for my youngest as he now has entertainment that’s tailored specifically to his always changing needs.
Plus, there’s also benefits for mom and dad! You see, the all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet come with a 2 year worry-free guarantee, ensuring that if they break it, you can return it and Amazon will replace it for free, no questions asked! Total score for those of us who have rough and tumble kids right? Plus, the Fire Kids Edition tablets come with exceptional parental controls that allow us parents to manage usage limits, content access and educational goals! All around, the Fire Kids Edition Tablet is a road trip learning and entertainment tool that every member of the family can get excited about.
So, before your next road trip, be sure to order your own Fire Kids Edition Tablet from Amazon!
Then tell me, would your kids enjoy the books, games/apps or movies most when traveling?