Amazon launches Kindle for kids
Amazon has launched a Kindle for children, marking the first time the company has designed a device specifically for kids.
The Kindle Kids Edition, priced at A$182.50, includes the standard 6-inch Kindle with software designed to encourage reading, such as achievement badges that children can collect based on completing goals to do with words, pages and books.
More than 1000 age-appropriate books are available to children as part of the package, including the complete Harry Potter series, Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Steven Lenton, and The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, and Amazon says that children will soon be able to listen to Audible books via headphones or a Bluetooth speaker.
The new ereader also features a dashboard for parents, a dictionary and vocabulary builder, a coloured case and a year’s subscription to Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited.