Compensation was provided by Kindle via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Kindle or Momtrends.Reading is so important for children. We have always focused on making sure our kids can read well for their age and level, and to also understand what the words they are hearing mean is even more important that just reading them aloud. Thanks to our new Kindle e-reader for kids they can keep the reading on the go. This is especially wonderful for new little reader who is just building reading skills.
It super important that we as parents take the time everyday day and every night to read to our children. It is the best way for them to learn the sounds and pronounce the new words they learn. It is also a good time for them to ask what words mean and for us to explain to them meanings. What is always important is making sure they are comfortable reading.
With the Scripps National Spelling Bee in progress now, this is a great time to emphasize and show how important spelling and understand words is in the nation and world. Our girls enjoy reading and spelling so we will enjoy watching the spelling bee with them. Kindle is a huge sponsor this year for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This special event is the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program. The Kindle focuses on reading and letting books be widely accessible so it’s a great sponsorship. Both organizations believe that early reading develops a stronger vocabulary and ever expanding word comprehension.
Our kids all enjoy our new Kindle e-reader. This fun device allows both our 1st grader and 5th grader to share while building their oen labraries and vocabularies. Not only can they access a huyge amount of online books and titles, the Kindle has some neat tools built in for our little leartners. Built-in reading features include:
- 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.
Kindle will be playing a huge role during this 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals know as “Bee Week.” It has started and is taking place May 24-26, 2016. This Scripps National Spelling Bee uses Kindle technology for the creation of word list study materials created for thousands of schools.
Right now, Amazon is offer $10 off the Kindle for Kids bundle. This includes the latest Kindle without any sponsored screensavers, kid-friendly cover, and a 2-year warranty provided by SquareTrade.
The Scripps National Spelling bee Championship finals will be broadcasted live on ESPN on Thursday, May 26 from 8p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
Check it out online and have some fun with your own kids playing along!
What are some simple ways you’re helping your little ones learn to spell?