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Should I Get My Child an Amazon Kindle e-Reader?

Should I Get My Child an Amazon Kindle e-Reader? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
A discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a child to own an Amazon Kindle. Examines whether the Kindle is suitable for kids.
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Many of us are thinking about buying gadgets for our kids. Devices like a Kindle are attractive in part, because, well, the kids are reading.

 

This post from The Swallows Nest offers a mom's perspective as she debated with herself about the decision. ~ Terry

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E-Reading Trends — Infographic Labs

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The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet

The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

With the new iPad just released, there’s never been a better time to buy a tablet device. But what’s the best tablet for your whole family? We’ve been an iPad family for a couple years now, but we’ve also enjoyed testing out a Nook Color and Kindle Fire recently, getting both tablets over Christmas. For now I will ignore the other Android-based tablets on the market, since these three are the most popular. What follows are my thoughts and some of the highlights of each device. At the end you will find a comprehensive table I’ve created for comparison (grab your reading glasses since the print is small).

 

Overall, I found that the Kindle Fire and Nook Color tablets were equal as e-readers, but once my family moved away from traditional reading materials into more interactive content ...


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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


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