Hello lovely readers.  How are you?  I hope you are keeping safe and well in these challenging times.  If you are at home with your children how are you adapting to your new role as school teacher?  I’m currently running classes for Year 1 and Year 3 so feel like I’ve really been thrown in at the deep end!  I’m not sure I’m keeping my head above water anymore.

Having kids at home all this time requires a lot of energy.  We all need a break from each other every now and then and at the moment it’s just not feasible.  I’ve had very little time for me if I’m honest.  If I’m not keeping them busy during the day, I’m planning what they are going to be doing or picking up the household chores.  My husband is at home, but he’s working and has a lot of conference calls during the day.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Review

We’ve recently decided to promote him to headmaster and if the kids are not doing their work of squabbling they may have to visit the office for a chat.  I’ll literally try anything if it means I don’t have to hear ‘No, I’m not doing that!’ even one less time a day.

What ever your current situation, please be kind to yourself and your family. It’s only this week I’ve realised that we probably aren’t going to manage keeping up with all the schoolwork and that is completely ok.  We will do our best and that is going to be enough.

How have you found following school work at home?  What about the support from school?  I have definitely found the hardest part organising what the kids should do from one day to the next.  Boredom seems a big issue for my youngest too.  I don’t think she finds the work being sent home challenging enough.

We have found having Amazon Fire for Kids tablets really helpful for the girls. They love all the apps they can access.  There’s lots of games, education apps and even books.  They can also access their favourite Amazon Prime shows when they’ve finished the school day.  We really love the parental controls and the Kids Unlimited service gives us access to all the apps we could possibly need.

holding amazon fire for kids

We wanted to celebrate all the families out there who have been making some huge sacrifices during the Coronavirus pandemic.  We are going to offer one lucky Zena’s Suitcase reader the chance to win a brand new Amazon Fire for Kids tablet worth £100.

The lucky winner will receive a Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet with a crisp 7” display and 16 GB internal storage.  Your brand new Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet will also come with a Kid Proof case in a colour of your choice. For more information about the Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet click here.

All you need to do to enter this awesome giveaway is to enter via the Rafflecopter below! As always we are offering multiple ways to enter and you can come back daily if you’d like to increase your chances of winning even more!

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Competition ends on Tuesday 18th August at 11.59pm.  Other T&C’s apply.


  1. My granddaughter is due to start school in September so this would be perfect, it is her 4th birthday in June, so yes please!

  2. I’d love to win this for my granddaughter. This would be a big help to my daughter who is trying to work from home as well as home-school my granddaughter.

  3. Id love to win for my little boy! We had a tablet for him but the charging port is really hit and miss after been dropped a couple of times so hes deffo due a upgrade!

  4. “Are we nearly there yet!” would be music to my ears compared to Lockdown nuances for me just lately! An Amazon fire would certainly stoke little man’s intrerest in educational fun and build his confidence in using apps too.

  5. My great grandson, Arlo is 3 loves to use his Mum’s iPad but she has to keep a careful eye on him in case he breaks it. I understand that the Amazon Fire is ideal for children to handle and I am sure there are great apps he could use to entertain and educate.

  6. I’d love to win this for my 5 year old grandson, who has non verbal autism, he is crazy about the solar system so this great prize would be fantastic so he could have his favourite app to watch

  7. A great giveaway for my granddaughter mollie this would be great for her at the moment being isolated having fun for a short time xx

  8. I am really strict on screen time and have never eally allowed phones and tablets. My late husband used to say I needed to allow the kids to have tablets so they were in the real modern world. Since lockdown i realised he was right ( as always) so I would love to win this so they can have controled screen time.

  9. It is so hard to juggle it all – I have a 4 year w and a 1 month old so just surviving is all we can aim for at the minute!!

  10. this would be absolutely fantastic for my little niece! i’m sure she’d love the educational apps to keep her mind active!

  11. This is a great tablet to help the kids with their learning and entertainment during lockdown and beyond

  12. I’d love to win for my son it would be helpful with his home learning and also he would have lots of fun playing games.

  13. This would be fantastic for my son. He has been working extremely hard at reading, but we are running out of books. It would be great to download some new ones to continue reading during lockdown.

  14. This would be amazing, would open a new world for my Granddaughter, she would have access to al the apps and would help her to learn

  15. My lovely, yet clumsy Nephew Joe (8) who is far more tech savvy than I will ever be, would love this! Thanks for the great review!

  16. I’d like to win this for my Niece Issy – she loves to video call us! We do I several times a day – taking each other for tours around our respective gardens, showing and telling about the days activities, and playing games, singing, or reading books together – she’s only 2 but is like a grown woman!! Issy is so confident that she could really do with her own tablet – so her mum can get her phone back!! hahaha

  17. It would be great for my daughter, so she could read books on there and with the protective cover it is great for when the dropsy accidents occur

  18. I have three grandchildren to entertain once the lockdown ends. Would love to win this to surprise them with, when they visit Grandma again

  19. I would love to win this for my niece as their is so much she could learn from playing games ect on the kindle

  20. My 3 boys all have an Amazon Fire and their little sister is getting to the age where she could use a tablet, so I would love to win one for her.x

  21. I’d love to win this for my nephew – I think it would help a lot with him doing school work at home at the moment

  22. I would love to win this for my little boy! He is really into everything and I feel like an amazon fire would be great for him to learn and develop his skills using educational apps 🙂

  23. We only have one tablet, my iPad, and my kids are constantly using it. If I win I could finally use my own iPad again.

  24. I’d love it for my grandaughters. Kids need tech! They need lots of other things too, but knowing how to use tech is so much part of life it’s scary! They can teach me!

  25. My daughter is starting school in September so this would be amazing for her to play games and also educational purposes xx

  26. This would give my daughter access to more reading material and a chance to explore many more apps that are age appropriate and fun xx

  27. I have insomnia and find that I can read in the middle of the night without disturbing my husband. My existing Kindle is 6 years old and on borrowed time as it gets used heavily.

  28. I could definitely do with a solution to my daughter using my tablet all the time! This looks good and educational too!

  29. I would love to win this for my children, we could find apps and games to help with learning while off school and pre school but also have fun by them taking their own photos for memories and reading books 🙂

  30. Would love to win to ease the device pressure in our house! Home schooling an 11 & 13 year old plus trying to work myself is so hard!!

  31. This would be perfect for my daughter to use with her three children, especially as they all now have homework to do

  32. This sounds great and the perfect way to keep my children reading and learning things and having a bit of fun.

  33. I’d love to give this to my Nephew, it would certainly earn me a mountain of “aunty brownie points”!

  34. I would love to win because my grandson keeps using my tablet when he visits and it would be great if he had his own

  35. Great for my 3 year old daughter who’s missing nursery terribly, it would be great to download some educational apps and games on so mommy can have a break too lol 🙂 stay safe beauts!

  36. My 4 yr old grandson has autism therefore he can’t understand why he can’t use on his daddy’s and get upset, It upsets me to see how frustrated he gets.

  37. I would love for my niece who is turning 5 in July and she would really get some great use out of it for school and playtime

  38. Love this, I would love to win for my daughter as my children are home educated (even before lockdown) and this would make for an amazing educational resource for her

  39. My grandson and younger granddaughter are always fighting over the ipad thank you for the review I think this would be an ideal Christmas gift for her and she’ll love the colour.

  40. I would love to win so I could share with my daughter! a few games and books for her and a few books I have been meaning to read for me!

  41. My son loves playing games on my phone and is learning a lot through playing so I’d like to get him one of these for him to use.

  42. I’d love to win for my niece it would be great for her to chat to her cousin in beijing as well as the rest of the family and to play games on

  43. 🌈 What a lovely and thoughtful gesture👌🏻 Showing kindness and care, costs nothing, but generates a warmth and a ‘feel’ good factor. Thank you so much for the opportunity, I would certainty love to be your winner.. fingers crossed  ❤️ My son and daughter would be over the moon with a Amazon Fire to learn and play on!

  44. Very embarrassing to admit but I left my daughters Amazon Fire on the roof of the car whilst helping her into her car seat, totally forgot I put it there and drove off! I only realised when 20 minutes later when we got to our destination, I drove back to see whether it was lying in the road anyway but if it was I couldn’t see it.

  45. My daughter really deserves this, she has been so good during Lockdown for Covid-19 and she hasnt got her own tech gadget to play with.

  46. I would like to win because i’d love to have a larger screen device for watching classes while i’m without internet in my pc

  47. I’d love to win this as I could treat my lovely niece. Every time I see her she wants my iPad. She can have her own tablet now 🙂

  48. I would love this for my youngest daughter to help her with her school work such as times tables, spelling and reading x

  49. My son is 2 1/2 and has a slight speech delay. He’s been referred for speech therapy and I think while waiting there are so many apps to help his speech

  50. My son would be over the moon to have his own tablet that is kiddie friendly. It’ll help with the homeschooling and encourage him to do some work.

  51. My son needs a tablet for reading and for some schoolwork, plus it’d be great to have an extra screen for apps like Disney plus. xx


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