Amazon’s first Kindle for kids is launching on Wednesday. The device, which is currently available for preorder, will come with access to a year of unlimited children’s books via the company’s FreeTime Unlimited program.
FreeTime Unlimited, similar to Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited, is a low-price subscription service that provides parents with a library of books, audiobooks, educational apps, and video content that are appropriate for children. The service also allows parents to set restrictions and screen time limits.
Purchase of a Kindle Kids Edition will come with a one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited. Children will be able to access e-books in the library via their Kindle. (The remaining FreeTime Unlimited content is accessible via other devices.)
The Kindle Kids Edition itself also comes with several kid-friendly features, including a vocabulary flash-card generator that creates cards based on words looked up in the Kindle’s dictionary, and Word Wise, a program available on some titles that presents readers with definitions to complex words in-text.