As a total bookworm and somewhat obsessive reader, my Kindle is one of my most beloved possessions as now I literally have the opportunity to read just about any book only clicks away from my fingertips. Since my 10 year old is a even more of bookworm than me, I knew she’d fall in love with the Kindle. Kindle just sent us a brand new Kindle for Kids bundle to celebrate their upcoming sponsorship of the Scripss National Spelling Bee. Kindle and Scripps National Spelling Bee share in the belief that reading is fundamentally important to a child’s lifelong achievement. The idea is simple – before students were great spellers, they were great readers and early reading leads to a better vocabulary and word comprehension. The Kindle for Kids Boosts Reading and Vocabulary. Agreed!!!!!!
So what makes the Kindle bundle for kids so AMAZING? Well, I love that this specific kindle comes with zero sponsored screensavers and rubber kid friendly cover. Plus, it’s the base device and pretty much like my own Kindle Paperwhite minus the advertisement screensavers – so it’s perfect to read just a like a white page of a traditional book.
Here’s Kenzie reading in the sunshine with no problem at all!
I also love reading my Kindle at night in bed as I fall to sleep, since the white page remains backlit but without any of that bluelight that you’d have if you were reading on a tablet or iPhone/iPad device. Reading my Kindle feels just like reading a real white page. I love it!
Kindle’s Featured Tools Support Reading Skills & Vocabulary Building
Kindle e-readers’ are a great tool for students with built-in reading features to help support students as they expand their reading skills and vocabulary, including:
—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 Sponsors the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
Kindle will be an integral part of the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals (aka Bee Week) taking place May 24-26, 2016 and going forward into next year. I love seeing technology influence traditions that are nearly 100 years old in a positive way while still keeping the heart of the matter the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee will utilize Kindle technology by integrating it into the creation of word list study materials created for thousands of schools and the Kindle Vocabulary Builder feature will be worked into the process for the Bee team’s development of the word lists that students review in preparation for local Bees. Isn’t that cool???? Love it!
No Advertising on Kindle for Kids Bundle
To celebrate Amazon’s involvement in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Amazon is offering the Kindle for Kids bundle for $10 off the starting price of $99.99 (sale price will be $89.99) starting on May 23. The Kindle for Kids bundle comes with the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, a kid-friendly cover and a 2-year warranty provided by SquareTrade.
You can purchase the Kindle for Kids bundle at Amazon here.
More About the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Tune into the Scripps National Spelling bee Championship finals when it is broadcasted live on ESPN on Thursday, May 26 from 8p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
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