Did you know March is National Reading Month? It’s the perfect time to help your kids fall in love with reading. I’ve been a bookworm as long as I can remember, and I’ve worked hard to foster a love of reading in my kids. I think it’s finally paying off with my 11 year old.
I have always loved books, but it wasn’t until I switched to a Kindle that I’ve been able to read more than ever. It’s so easy to read this way! I admit I was a hard convert. I didn’t want to give up my “real” books, but now I’ve found the Kindle is what I prefer. It’s lightweight and easy to take anywhere.
We just got Mr. E a Kindle, and we signed him up for Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. It is such a great resource because it encourages kids to read with so many books to choose. Currently, his favorites are the “Adventure” and “Marvel” selections. He simply chooses a “character”, and it brings up a list of books to choose from. Once your child has made their choice, it instantly downloads
FreeTime Unlimited is an all in one subscription starting at $2.99 per month. It 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.
Setting up a personal profile for your child is easy and fast. Then, the selections of books are broken down by age groups and by favorite characters. It’s a safe way for kids to have to freedom to choose their own books from such a huge selection.
The Kindle e-reader ($79) is the perfect gift for kids starting to read chapter books and is designed to make great books as easy and engaging as possible.
One of my favorite things is the ability to set reading goals for your child. As their reading, they can actively see how close they are to meeting the goals.
With Kindle, your kids can:
- Look up definitions in the story to build their vocabulary
- Increase font size for easy reading
- Use Vocabulary Builder, which stores words that kids look up and allows them to quiz themselves with flash cards
- Utilize Word Wise, which provides short and simple definitions above difficult hard words as they’re reading along.
- Read thousands of books for free, including classics like Treasure Island and eBooks from their local library
- Help increase the amount of books they read – when one book finishes, they can start the next one right away!
FreeTime works on both Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers. On the e-readers it offers books and the opportunity to get achievement badges while FreeTime on tablets offers books, apps, games, TV shows and movies.
What’s your child’s favorite book?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.