Some companies are finding that, by hiring back retirees part-time or as needed, they get the expertise of longtime workers, while the former full-timers get to keep up professional skills and develop new ones.
It's best to plan this -- sometimes called "boomeranging" -- before retirement, but it's never too late to look.
There's also an 8" 16GB Fire with special offers and an 8" Kids Edition model with 32GB of storage and no ads.
The Kids Edition bundles are available with a choice Pink, Blue and Yellow cases.
So, how do the hardware specifications of the two devices compare? You can purchase an additional 2 year warranty costing .99 (as of Sept 2017) and providing mechanical, breakdown and accident coverage (do check the policy details carefully before purchasing.) For little children, the Kid-Proof Case is a definite bonus (though note that only three colours, pink, blue and yellow are included in the bundle whereas there's more choice if you buy the case separately.) You can buy an Amazon Kid-Proof Case for .99 (Sept 2017 price) and you have a wider choice of colours with green and our favourites: orange and purple (in the US at least.) So you could choose to buy the basic Fire and add a case.
The Kids Edition is based on the 16GB version of this table without the ads.
Amazon have announced a new version of the Amazon Fire Kids Edition (price at time of writing with 16GB) and a new entry level Fire tablet (price at time of writing with 8GB.) They are both interesting options for kids, tweens and teens, but how do they compare?
Update: New Amazon Fire tablets announced for 2017 including a new 8" model in the US.
Plus, there's an Amazon Activity Centre feature for the Fire tablets for kids who have outgrown Free Time.
Parents will be able see how kids are spending their tablet time.