Kindle E-Books

LQ: 9.1

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Brain grade: 9.4
Fun score: 8.7

ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 2+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:
Kindle is an e-reader and e-book service that allows users to download electronic copies of books. It comes in multiple varieties, that range from a simple reader with an e-ink display, to the Kindle Fire, a full-featured tablet with a multi-touch color screen. Kindle offers a free app too, making it easy to download books to any iOS or Android device. An additional cloud feature allows web access from any computer, as well. With a growing library of over 500,000 titles, Kindle users have many choices of books, magazines, and newspapers at their fingertips. Kindle offers highlighting and note taking features that also sync with the web. Parents can help younger children read, and appropriate e-books can be found for all age groups, though we find the device is best suited for use with children ages 2 and up.

Kindle IS GOOD FOR KIDS WHO NEED HELP WITH:

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks. Ignoring external distractions.

Reading an e-book engages children in a single activity -- reading -- which demands good concentration and an attention to detail. Highlighting and note-taking can help with comprehension, and requires your child to key-in on important passages and segments. Since reading is a prolonged activity, the ease of using a Kindle can help keep children engaged and attentive towards a single endeavor over an extended period of time.

Self-Awareness

Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings.

Reading can open up children to new experiences, broaden their outlook on the world and offer opportunities for emotional growth. Through reading a variety of e-books, children will begin to discover their own abilities and personal preferences. The constantly growing e-book selection provides endless opportunities for exploration, and the connivence of an e-reader like Kindle makes acquiring and completing new texts easier than ever.

Reading

Children who are not normally motivated to read may find Kindle's technology and enormous variety in genres appealing.  With the number of customization options available on the Kindle for struggling readers,  children who would normally avoid reading may benefit from an added incentive to tackle a new short story, graphic novel, or traditional novel. There variety of e-books, and their accessibility make it easy for children to practice reading about subjects that interest them.

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