It’s amazing to me how much our children are learning in school. With one in 3rd grade and one in 1st grade, I am continually blown away by the level at which they are taught! Math, science, computers and reading – all so much further ahead than I was at their age. And what’s even more amazing, is that they cruise right along ready to learn even more each day! One of the things that my kids love the most about school is reading. They love to read books and they love what they are learning from the books! My son brings home at least one reference book a week from the library. Maybe it’s about football or snakes or how to tie your shoes. It’s always something with a lesson in mind. My daughter is the same way – but she is adding in chapter books that she is flying through as soon as she gets them! It’s hard to keep up with what they’ve read and to add in more trips to the library. But, thankfully with technology, we’re able to use computers to find more and now e-readers! What an amazing way to add more enrichment into my child’s life!
I was recently introduced to the Kindle e-reader. And I love how this is working in my family! My oldest is reading to my youngest.
My youngest thinks she can read and loves flipping through the “pages” of her favorite story books. Even with pictures!
And my middle child is finding a whole world of new stories and information to learn!
With March being National Reading Month, now is a great time to get more involved in your children’s reading and foster their interest in books.
The Kindle e-reader ($79) is the perfect gift for kids starting to read chapter books, and is designed to make great books as accessible and engaging as possible, with zero distractions.
With Kindle, children can:
– Look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading.
– Use features like Vocabulary Builder – which stores words that kids look up and allows them to quiz themselves with flash cards – or Word Wise, which provides short and simple definitions above difficult words as they’re reading along.
– Read thousands of books for free, including classics like Treasure Island and eBooks from their local library
– Easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack, helping to increase the amount of books they read – when one book finishes, they can start the next one right away!
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is another great resource that encourages reading for kids – an all in one subscription starting at $2.99 per month, FreeTime Unlimited offers unlimited access to hundreds of hand-picked chapter books and early readers, all curated for age-appropriateness, so parents don’t have to spend time and money guessing what their kids will enjoy. And you can keep track of what the kids read, for how long and at what level they are reading from. It’s an amazing tool for kids and parents all for an affordable price!
Check out the Kindle e-reader and how it can work in your household!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.