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The Best Books + Movies for Tweens

This post is sponsored by Amazon, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sponsored Post | The JetSet FamilyWe’ve all been there. Admit it, it’s happened to the best of us. From toddler to tween, we’ve taken our seats aboard an oversold holiday flight only to realize our deepest, darkest reality…yep…that one. This plane doesn’t offer an in-flight entertainment system, or worse…no WiFi and you didn’t properly prepare for this. Now what? 

No judgement here. My daughter was 3 months old and I forgot her bottles at home. 

It doesn’t matter how old you are, I still get antsy on a plane or long car ride. Hence, the reason I’m so grateful Kiddo’s Fire Kids Edition has the capabilities to download and watch FreeTime Unlimited videos while offline. Now in addition to her favorite books and apps, we rotate a few of the movies and series that she enjoys so it’s right at her fingertips. When she’s done, we can simply remove the title just as easily as we added it. 

Like every other child her age, she is a big fan of the Harry Potter series, and I love that we can download the entire series, and she can read them at her leisure without having to lug all those heavy novels around. The tablet is durable and lightweight making traveling with it a breeze. 

The minute the tablet is disconnected from Wi-Fi or put into Airplane mode, FreeTime transitions into Offline Mode on its own and feature the content that is available. In my previous post, I shared why I loved the parental controls on this tablet so much. This time? Kiddo and I have come up with her favorite “tween” books and videos found on Amazon FreeTime. As a parent, I especially love seeing so many STEM-themed original programming. My daughter loves all things science and Amazon FreeTime encourages children to learn more through these scripted series. 

Recommended Videos

Food Science
Gotimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street
The Odd Squad
American Girl movies

Recommended Books

The Daring Book for Girls
Harry Potter series
The Terrible Two
The Chocolate Touch
Little Women 

We don’t only use the tablet while traveling either. Kiddo can make her own choices, while staying within parent-approved parameters. It comes with a 2 year worry-free guarantee, and has access to thousands of age-appropriate books, videos, apps and games made available courtesy of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited which is included for a one-year subscription. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet does a wonderful job at creating a healthy online environment while allowing parents to provide boundaries through the Parental Controls on the tablet’s dashboard

Raising a tween is tricky in this digital age, and with the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, I can monitor her online activity from a safe distance. This gives her a sense of independence, but also allows her to gain my trust and show that she is responsible.  For those interested, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet is available this holiday season for $129.99. It features an 8″ HD display and 32 GB of storage with up to 256 GB of expandable storage, and a battery life of up to 12 hours.

But don’t think this tablet is just for the older kids. It’s ideal for toddlers as well thanks to the durable casing available in blue, pink, or yellow. Amazon FreeTime mode keeps track of what your children viewing and how much time they are spending on educational apps, and reading so they can bank “fun” screen time. I love how the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet keeps her interested in learning during the holiday. Not to mention with Learn First and the Bedtime features it helps leaps and bounds when it comes to the end of winter break and it’s time to get back into a back-to-school routine. 


What Are Your Holiday Plans?

We would love to know more! By sharing your tips, experiences, and recommendations, in our comment section below, you help fellow members of The JetSet Family community decide what’s best for them and their families. Let us know what you like most, or if you have any questions about the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet


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