Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What's Cool About Kindle FreeTime?

Library eBooks can now use Kindle FreeTime. What is Kindle FreeTime?  It is a free feature available on Kindle Fire tablets that enables parents to limit their child’s screen time or restrict certain categories in a personalized, kid-friendly environment. FreeTime content is separated into educational or entertainment categories. Parents are able to set daily educational goals for reading and learning, and with “Learn First” can require that those goals are met before their child is able to watch cartoons or play games. In addition, parents can set how much time may be spent on any given activity – video, games, or reading – or an overall amount of time a child may use the device.
 Kids are unable to exit FreeTime without a password.

 eBooks borrowed from the eMedia Catalog in the Kindle format may be added to FreeTime profiles by following these instructions, or through the “Manage Content & Subscription” section in FreeTime by taking the following steps:
  1. On the Start screen for FreeTime, tap “Manage Content & Subscription.” 
  2. Tap “Add titles to [name of profile]’s Library.” 
  3. Select “Books” from the dropdown menu. 
  4. Check the box next to the desired title and tap “Done” in the upper right corner.
    The title will be added.

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