Getting kids to read can sometimes be like pulling teeth. They hate it and don’t want to do it but we know how important it is for them to read daily. My oldest son used to be like that. Every day used to be a battle but, thankfully, we battle no more! Reading daily helps children build their vocabulary and word comprehension which leads to becoming great spellers! Recently I received the Kindle for Kids Bundle and my 8 year old has been loving it! No longer do I have to fight to get him to read! He willingly takes time to sit down and read books on the Kindle and I’ve even discovered him doing some reading on his own. I’m excited to see the difference more reading will make in his life!
This year, Kindle is the presenting sponsor for the Scripps National Spelling Bee which is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program. Kindle and Scripps National Spelling Bee share the belief that reading is fundamentally important to a child’s lifelong achievement. Before a child can become a great speller, he has to become a great reader! The Kindle e-readers are such a great tool for students because of the built-in reading features:
Vocabulary Builder – compiles words you look up in the dictionary into a list for easy access, which readers can then use to quiz themselves using flashcards until they’ve mastered them.
Word Wise – automatically shows short and simple definitions above difficult words to help readers take on more challenging books.
Kindle FreeTime – kids can read books in a simple, fun and safe environment designed specifically for them. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading milestones, and a progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.
Having all of these tools handy while reading gives young readers a greater comprehension, a stronger vocabulary and a better, uninterrupted reading experience. I love that my son can look up confusing words while he’s reading instead of skipping over them, which is what he always did before!
The 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals will be taking place May 24 through May 26 and will be utilizing Kindle technology this year by integrating it into the creation of word list study materials and the Kindle Vocabulary Builder will also be worked into the process for the Spelling Bee team’s development of word lists the students will use in preparation for their local Bees. To celebrate, Amazon is offering the Kindle for Kids Bundle for $10.00 off of the starting price of $99.99! So starting on May 23rd you can get the Kindle for Kids Bundle for only $89.99! The bundle includes the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, a kid-friendly cover and a 2 year warranty provided by SquareTrade!
Gather up the family and plan to watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship Finals together on Thursday, May 26 from 8:00pm – 10:00 pm ET and also be sure to take advantage of the $10.00 off discount of the Kindle For Kids Bundle! Get your kids more interested in reading this summer!
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