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Initial post: Apr 17, 2013 4:06:56 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 4:14:57 PM PDT
Are they free games? If so, the only way to remove the ads is to buy the app. The free apps are free because of the ads.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 4:58:22 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 17, 2013 7:24:26 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 17, 2013 7:36:40 PM PDT
john & piper says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 7:57:38 PM PDT
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flipoid says:
If you don't like it, and there are paid versions of the same apps, then you'll have to buy the paid versions.

(Edited for repetition.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 9:49:10 PM PDT
The Artist says:
Yeah, it really sucks that the app developers want to make money for their work/product, doesn't it?

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 10:13:21 PM PDT
Think of it as your toddler learning delayed gratification. It will stand him in good stead. Granted, by traditional reckoning it is a year or so early for it, but with today's kids learning advanced skills through use of computers they are developing a bit faster in this area as games have levels to access.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2013 11:10:24 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
It sucks because there are ads in *free* apps? What planet are you from?

Yes, ignorance and massive entitlement do suck, bigtime.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 5:20:58 AM PDT
Sarida says:
At the point of "whining," you remove the device and take him to the park. You sit on the floor and play Hot Wheels with him. You go outside and ride bikes. You grab a book and read to him.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 6:44:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 18, 2013 6:45:02 AM PDT
john & piper says: "How can I remove these Ads so that he can play his games."

The only way is to buy the ad-free paid versions of the games and not the ad-supported free versions.

Also, if you have the the newer Kindle Fire you can set up a Kindle FreeTime account on the Fire for your child and then sign up for the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service. This will allow you to lock out the internet, control what you child can play, and the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited will give you access to games, movies, tv shows and books (already paid for by the subscription fee) that are for children and are completely ad free.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kin_dp_ftu?docId=1000863021

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 6:58:56 AM PDT
You took the words right outta my fingertips!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 9:10:23 AM PDT
flipoid says:
I was going to say something similar, but I knew I'd get the response of "Don't tell me how to parent my child!"

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 9:59:01 AM PDT
True; there is always that risk. My *personal opinion* is that if a child is too young to understand that a pop-up isn't part of the game, then they're too young to play that game.

Or, Mom/Dad needs to cough up for the paid version. There is no such thing as a free lunch, or a "free" app.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 10:36:32 AM PDT
FastEddie says:
3 yrs. old? Not only does it sound silly that your 3 yr. old can't play with the kindle because it has ads, it also sounds silly that you let him/her play with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 10:38:58 AM PDT
Oh, I dunno. I know plenty of 2-3 year olds who can manage apps on their parents' smartphones, for example. But by the same token, if doing thus-and-so causes problems, the answer is to either buy the version that doesn't have the thus-and-so, or to instruct the kid, "There! See what happened when you did that? Don't do that, or your game won't work."

If the kid CAN'T manage that, then it's time to put the toy away.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 10:56:43 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
My 3-yr old great-nephew loves to play on his grandma's iPad. Lots of learning games.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 11:23:49 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
I think this whole discussion is just a little bit silly. It's great that a 3 year old can have fun with games on a tablet. It's troublesome for him that the ads mess things up for him but that's part of the process of learning how to deal with the world. I don't really see that as a problem. He'll learn how to avoid the ads in time. In the meantime he has to face a bit of life's frustrations. As do we all. The developers are making money with the ads. Mom is getting free games for her child. Amazon loves us all and all is right with the world. :)

Barry

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 11:36:36 AM PDT
My toddler should never experience frustration. What kind of mean, cruel corporation would do that to a child!!11?!?!!!

I love the part where the OP said it was fortunate that the Fire is in a case so that it isn't damaged from being thrown in frustration by the child.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 11:37:09 AM PDT
scoutyjones says:
Well said Barryem...nothing wrong with learning and life is full of these minor irritations. We sure do like to make mountains out of pimples

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 11:38:22 AM PDT
new mom says:
Make sure the wifi is off when your child is playing games. I've noticed ads in games I've paid for if the wifi is on, but once it's off the ads aren't accessible.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:41:33 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:50:36 AM PDT
Totally with you on this one! Got a funny, (or pathetic!) story to tell you. One of my co-workers had to leave early to purchase a monitor because his son was upset that it was broken. Why? Because the son THREW it in a fit of rage over a PC game the night before. How old? Five or eight? No, 23! That kid might not be alive in my house, and would NEVER have touched my computer again.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:52:04 AM PDT
flipoid says:
Yup--if it were me, the instant something is thrown, the child would lose whatever it was.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 11:52:46 AM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
Right? I took things away from my niece and nephews when they played too rough with [whatever] - whether [whatever] was a stuffed animal or an electronic device - or anything else.
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