Discover Kindle FREETIME

Have you heard about Kindle FreeTime? It’s a customised feature on all current Kindle e-readers that allows parents to set daily reading goals for their children either by page count or duration.  It’s a simple and fun tool that rewards kids with achievement badges like “Getting Started” when your child reads 50 pages to badges like “Serious Reader” when they get to 500 pages. There also badges for when they reach their reading milestones.
It also provides a daily progress report to keep parents updated on the total time spent reading.  Also, keep track of the number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.  It’s really easy to set up as you can find it right there in Settings.  Some other benefits to KindleFreeTime, is it blocks access to Wikipedia, disables social sharing and blocks access to the web and accidental Kindle purchases.  In a nutshell, all things that are distracting.  You can choose specific books for your child from your library or purchase books from Amazon.

I like adding books as little gifts to encourage him to keep reading.  Right now he’s about to start Harry Potter.  He’s finished some Minecraft books but his little sister likes to take off with his Kindle that was provided for our review.  Hopefully, it will encourage her to read too!

This is our first time trying Kindle.  It’s a great Kindle, I just wish it had the backlight, so my son can enjoy Kindle FreeTime without me having to find a booklight at bedtime(which always goes missing) while I get the twins settled as they all share a room.  However, I understand why they don’t. 

Recent studies have shown that evening exposure to blue light from backlit screens like tablets and smartphones can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps the body fall asleep. Because the Kindle display emits no light, you can read anytime without losing sleep.”

Some of the Kindle features I do like are, discover all the features on Amazon:

– Long battery power. It lasts weeks!!!
– No glare
– No distractions!  No app’s popping up or messages like we’d get on tablets
– It’s light
– Size of a regular book (remember those?) 😉
– Reasonably priced at $80

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My son also likes looking up words he’s not familiar with.  Word-Wise is a brilliant feature for young readers.  It really is something special when you see your child reading, learning and growing.  Especially when developing their vocabulary.  Something else that might help your young reader, is having the ability to adjust the text size.

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39 COMMENTS

  1. Betty S | 19th Sep 16

    I love that you can set reading time, every child reads and learns at different rates

  2. Lynda Cook | 19th Sep 16

    My favourite is Long battery power. It lasts weeks, and No glare, those are the best!!

  3. Rosanne Robinson | 19th Sep 16

    The features that I like about Kindle Free Time are: the Long battery power and it lasts weeks, the
    no glare, light, and it’s the size of a regular book, it sounds like perfection for avid readers!

  4. Amy Heffernan | 19th Sep 16

    I like that it has very long battery power!!! Thanks!

  5. kathy downey | 19th Sep 16

    My favourite is Long battery power.

  6. LILLIAN BROWN | 19th Sep 16

    The long battery life appeals to me.

  7. Piroska | 19th Sep 16

    I love the whole idea! Encouraging kids to read more is always a good thing. And I love WordWise–being able to access a dictionary to find the meaning of a word.

  8. Dianne G. | 19th Sep 16

    I like that Kindle free time rewards children for reading what you have programmed for their goals and that it prevents them from accidentally purchasing Kindle books.

  9. ivy pluchinsky | 19th Sep 16

    I like the long battery life

  10. nicky | 19th Sep 16

    I like there are badges for meeting milestones – encouraging for young readers!

  11. Linda | 19th Sep 16

    I like the daily progess report feature. I used to do this as a kid, but on paper.

  12. Judy Cowan | 19th Sep 16

    Definitely the long battery time. I have an old Kobo and I am forever having to charge the battery. Hate when it runs out in the middle of a good part.

  13. Silvia D | 19th Sep 16

    I like that it is light, non glare, the long battery life and the Word-Wise feature.

  14. Katelyn | 19th Sep 16

    I love long battery life and non glare screens.

  15. Karen Blank | 19th Sep 16

    The long battery life and security is a big plus.

  16. Jenny | 19th Sep 16

    The long battery life appeals to me

  17. Glogirl | 19th Sep 16

    I like the Word-Wise feature. That’s a great feature for learning new words.

  18. Amy C | 20th Sep 16

    I like the long battery power.

  19. Cheryl MacPhail | 20th Sep 16

    I love the long battery life and that it encourages kids to read!! 🙂

  20. kristen sowko | 20th Sep 16

    I am loving the word wise feature! It’s great to learn about new words that you never knew before! 🙂

  21. Andrea Amy | 20th Sep 16

    the long battery life sounds great

  22. Carole Dube | 20th Sep 16

    The long battery life and the word wise feature! It’s nice to know the meaning of a new word.

  23. Cheryl | 20th Sep 16

    I love the battery life

  24. nicolthepickle | 20th Sep 16

    I do so appreciate that battery life!

  25. Brenda Penton | 21st Sep 16

    I like that it has a long battery time.

  26. jan | 21st Sep 16

    I really like the Word-Wise feature!

  27. Jenness M | 21st Sep 16

    I like that I can monitor progress and add books.

  28. Edmond | 21st Sep 16

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  29. Cathy C | 21st Sep 16

    I like that it encourages kids to read and you can set goals for them to read.

  30. Jamie hall | 21st Sep 16

    I love the length of battery life

  31. Victoria Ess | 22nd Sep 16

    I like the long battery life!

  32. Andrea | 22nd Sep 16

    I like the long battery power!

  33. Monique L.S. | 22nd Sep 16

    I like the badges when the child reaches milestones.

  34. Tracy D | 24th Sep 16

    The opportunity to develop vocabulary is great!

  35. Sarah Jackson | 24th Sep 16

    I like the daily reports for parents and the encouraging badges for the readers ! great idea

  36. Krista M | 25th Sep 16

    I like how the Kindle’s light is not disruptive & does not affect your body’s ability to sleep!

  37. Soozle | 26th Sep 16

    I really like the long battery life!

  38. Jeannie | 26th Sep 16

    I love how long the battery life is!

  39. Carol M | 26th Sep 16

    I like the Word Wise feature.

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