Amazon adds education features and parental controls to Kindle FreeTime on Kindle Fire

Amazon has added new education-focused features to the Kindle FreeTime options on Kindle Fire devices, which allow parents to make sure kids have met all their education goals before the tablet can be used for games or cartoons.

Announced by Amazon earlier today, the development team behind the Kindle Fire tablets will be launching new features for Kindle FreeTime that will help parents encourage learning before entertainment. For example, after parents turn on the Learn First feature, all entertainment content within a child’s FreeTime library will be removed until a specific educational goal is met. When using this feature, children would have to earn access to entertainment applications by interacting with educational applications. For instance, parents could set a goal to read for an hour before entertaining videos can be unlocked.

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