I don't have children hands, but I'm a female and my hands are on the small side. Anyway, it is smaller than the Paperwhite, but I love that.
you will be back to square one and will either have to purchase a new kindle or buy a light for your expensive kindles. I have no need for a tablet or anything of the sort.
You can increase the letter size if you're reading at night with indoor lights and you can read perfectly. This Kindle delivers on that front in every way possible.
I bit the bullet and bought one without the special offers.
I do not want ads intruding my Kindle experience, even if they only show as the screensaver or on a bar across the bottom of the Home screen.
Kindle also has the ability to look up words in the dictionary or thesaurus. Well, that about sums up my review of this model of Kindle, and Kindles in general.