Have you heard about Kindle FreeTime? It’s a customised feature on all current Kindle e-readers that allows parents to set daily reading goals for their children either by page count or duration. It’s a simple and fun tool that rewards kids with achievement badges like “Getting Started” when your child reads 50 pages to badges like “Serious Reader” when they get to 500 pages. There also badges for when they reach their reading milestones.
It also provides a daily progress report to keep parents updated on the total time spent reading. Also, keep track of the number of words looked up, badges earned and books read. It’s really easy to set up as you can find it right there in Settings. Some other benefits to KindleFreeTime, is it blocks access to Wikipedia, disables social sharing and blocks access to the web and accidental Kindle purchases. In a nutshell, all things that are distracting. You can choose specific books for your child from your library or purchase books from Amazon.
I like adding books as little gifts to encourage him to keep reading. Right now he’s about to start Harry Potter. He’s finished some Minecraft books but his little sister likes to take off with his Kindle that was provided for our review. Hopefully, it will encourage her to read too!
This is our first time trying Kindle. It’s a great Kindle, I just wish it had the backlight, so my son can enjoy Kindle FreeTime without me having to find a booklight at bedtime(which always goes missing) while I get the twins settled as they all share a room. However, I understand why they don’t.
“Recent studies have shown that evening exposure to blue light from backlit screens like tablets and smartphones can suppress the body’s production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps the body fall asleep. Because the Kindle display emits no light, you can read anytime without losing sleep.”
Some of the Kindle features I do like are, discover all the features on Amazon:
– Long battery power. It lasts weeks!!!
– No glare
– No distractions! No app’s popping up or messages like we’d get on tablets
– It’s light
– Size of a regular book (remember those?) 😉
– Reasonably priced at $80
My son also likes looking up words he’s not familiar with. Word-Wise is a brilliant feature for young readers. It really is something special when you see your child reading, learning and growing. Especially when developing their vocabulary. Something else that might help your young reader, is having the ability to adjust the text size.
So I’d love to encourage you to get a Kindle of your own or add some new books if you already have a Kindle. So we are going to have a little giveaway where you can enter to win a $50 gift card for Amazon.ca. It’s where we shop for our ebooks. So let’s get lost in our books and share this post! Please read the rules/regulations and enter the raffle below.
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