Not so long ago, any time a child had with a screened device was seen as frivolous playtime. That’s not true now, because kids spend more time reading and doing school work with tablets and computers than parents would have thought possible just a few years ago. In my household, most of our books were lost a few years ago in a flood. We just don’t have room to store the thousand or so books we lost if we replaced them with physical copies, so we decided to replace them with electronic copies. Most of the books my daughter now reads are eBooks. If you have a child who loves to read, or even a child who isn’t such an avid reader but loves gadgets, the Kindle for Kids Bundle may be the perfect gift.
The Kindle for Kids Bundle has the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers ($99.00) and a kid-friendly cover ($19.99) with a textured back to improve the grip and protect against bumps and drops. And because accidents can happen, a two-year SquareTrade warranty with accident protection is included with the purchase.
Because it’s an eBook reader, there are no games or websites to distract your child from reading. They’ll have access to over 250,000 children’s books in the Kindle library (for purchase), and they can check out books from public libraries through the Kindle. Kindle FreeTime lets you set goals and track progress of your child’s reading abilities; achievement badges help keep motivation high. Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder help your child look up difficult words and expand their vocabulary.
The Kindle for Kids Bundle is available with a black, dark blue, green, pink, or purple cover for $99.00 from Amazon.