|Introducing Discussion Cards and Parent Dashboard—New Ways for Families to Discover, Share, and Connect Through Amazon FreeTime|
Discussion Cards let parents share in their kids’ digital experience through short summaries of the books, videos, educational apps and games their kids are using in Amazon FreeTime, and connect with their kids through suggested questions and family activities designed to encourage dinner table conversation
Parent Dashboard helps parents discover and learn about the books, videos, educational apps, games, and websites their kids view in FreeTime—leading to more informed family conversations about digital content, including managing time limits and setting educational goals
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Discussion Cards allow parents to tap into a specific Amazon FreeTime
book, video, educational app or game title to get more detail, including
a summary and sample questions they can ask their child. For example,
when clicking on “National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs,” parents
will see questions like, “what’s the difference between a canine and a
feline?” or “which pet would you like and why?” This helps parents
quickly become familiar and engage with their kids around the content
they are viewing. Discussion Cards also provide ideas for real-world
experiences for families—the
“As kids learn and play more independently with their tablets, we want
to provide parents with more ways to join in that digital discovery,”
Discussion Cards are written by Amazon Content Editors and are available for videos, books, educational apps, and games within Amazon FreeTime, as well as many titles that are added into FreeTime by parents. Discussion Cards are already available for thousands of the most popular titles, with more cards being added every day.
Parents can find Discussion Cards within the new Parent Dashboard, which provides access to a daily activity report of their child’s device usage while in their Amazon FreeTime profile. Reports include information like videos watched, books read, apps or games played, and websites visited, including how many minutes were spent on a particular title and how that usage may have changed over the week. This provides parents with more information to determine how to manage screen time, time limits, and daily education goals within the FreeTime child profile.
Over 10 million kids (and their parents) enjoy the award-winning
Parents can learn more about Discussion Cards and Parent Dashboard at http://parents.amazon.com. Parents can learn more about Amazon FreeTime and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which is available exclusively on Fire tablets, including Fire Kids Edition, as well as on Kindle E-readers and Amazon Fire TV at www.amazon.com/freetime.