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Unlike tablets, Kindle is designed just for reading, which means your family can lose themselves in a good book rather than get distracted by videos or games.
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more.
Kindle holds thousands of books, so your family will never have to leave their favorite titles behind.
The latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers has a touchscreen display and reads like paper—no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight. Learn more
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, your family can read before bedtime without losing sleep.
A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours, so there’s one less thing to have to remember.
Kids can read books in a simple, fun, and safe environment designed specifically for them with Kindle FreeTime. Younger kids can search before they know how to type by using Characters—for example, tap on images for “Princesses,” “Dinosaurs,” or “Cars.”
Parents can have peace of mind that kids won’t access inappropriate content or websites, or accidentally make purchases as Kindle FreeTime blocks access to browsing and purchasing in the Kindle Store, access to the Internet, access to Wikipedia, and disables social sharing.
With Kindle FreeTime, children can view their reading progress for each book, track reading accomplishments for each day, and earn achievement badges for reaching milestones.
Parents can choose specific books for children in Kindle FreeTime from their existing Kindle library or by purchasing new e-books from the Kindle Store. Selections can be updated at any time and books shared in Kindle FreeTime will be available in the child’s profile on Kindle
When kids look up words on Kindle, the words are automatically added to the Vocabulary Builder on the device. With Vocabulary Builder, kids can use flashcards to learn the definitions and usage of words.
Kindle comes with a built-in New Oxford American Dictionary so readers can easily access definitions without leaving the page.
Readers can easily highlight their favorite quotes and sentences to remember for later.
With Word Wise, available on many English language titles, short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words so kids can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. The number of hints can be adjusted with a simple slider.
We all know accidents happen. Your Kindle is covered from day one by a 2-year worry-free guarantee for damage caused by common accidents, including knocking it off a table, dropping it in water, or your dog chewing on it. It also covers your Kindle against electrical and mechanical breakdowns.Learn More
The slim design easily and securely attaches to your Kindle without adding unnecessary weight. Magnet ensures cover is securely closed, while the durable polyurethane exterior protects your Kindle from scratches. Let them express themselves with one of several colorful choices. Learn More.
From timeless classics like A Wrinkle in Time, to popular new titles like Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Kindle has the books that will unleash your child's imagination as they discover their love of reading. Get started with our featured deals and editors' picks. Learn More.
Family Library lets you easily share Kindle books with your spouse or partner and up to four children.
More than 11,000 libraries in the United States offer Public Library Books for Kindle through their websites.
Kindle is the proud presenting sponsor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Started in 1925, more than 11 million students now participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee each year. Educational research shows spelling and reading have a tightly woven relationship. As children become more fluent readers using Kindle features like Word Wise, it becomes easier for them to learn more complicated words. Kindle offers technology that will be used by the Scripps National Spelling Bee in building its word lists for school-level study materials, reinforcing the message that early reading leads to great spelling and vocabulary.
Kindle and the National PTA are working together to help families get more involved in their children’s reading and enhance their emerging interest in books. Especially for children just discovering reading and migrating from picture books to chapter books, frequent family engagement is an important and effective way to build an early love of reading.
In support of this mission, the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is an easily replicable event that local PTAs can implement within their schools to engage families in fun activities and provide them with tools and strategies to help their children become better readers. To learn more about this collaboration or to host a Family Reading Experience in your area, visit www.pta.org/familyreading.