Thank you to Amazon for sponsoring today’s post.
When my oldest son started reading, I learned that thereÂ are two Holdens: the one that is constantly in motion, never stops talking, wants to touch every single thing and the one that quietly reads for hours at a time. I need that second one in order to live with the first one. You get me?
No matter what, we make time for reading every day.
We keep lots of books — both old-fashioned and electronic — in the car to reach our readingÂ goals. Since our route around town is pretty straight, the boys do itÂ while I drive.
Kindle. There are many advantages flipping paper pages,Â but I like that the KindleÂ lets new readers carry around hundreds (and maybe thousands!) of eBooks without back-strain.
I also love that a tentative reader can check an unfamiliar word’s meaning easily without yelling up to the front seat. Books in the public domain and library books can also be checked out for FREE.
Amazon FreeTime UnlimitedÂ is an all-in-one subscription for kids that offersÂ unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games for several devices in a family.
You can try the first monthÂ for FREE to see if you like it at www.Amazon.com/FreeTimeUnlimited.
Let them read ANYTHING. While I totallyÂ prefer that my children advance their cultural literacyÂ with every turn of the page, I’d much rather have them choose the book and be excited by it. In my house, that means Asterix books, LEGO catalogs,Â Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual, Calvin + Hobbes, Captain Underpants, and stories about a kid named Stink. And can someone tell me how Garfield is still so funny?
Make some space for reading. In our home, we have a few good places to read: the reading fortÂ behind the big chair, some couches, your own bed, and the guest room. Depending on what sort of lighting and comfort my kids are in the mood for, we’ve got them covered. Create a little reading space in a corner of your home and see what happens.
To try out FreeTimeUnlimited, the all-you-can-eatÂ subscription for kids withÂ thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, and moreÂ for several devices in a family, it just takes a few minutes to set up.
- GoÂ to www.Amazon.com/FreeTimeUnlimited to see if the selection of electronic books, shows, and games works for you and your family.
- Sign up for the 30-dayÂ FREE trial.
- After that, membership is $2.99/month for all-you-can-read (watch/play/etc.) for Prime users or $4.99 for non-prime.
This post was sponsored by Amazon. All opinions are my own.Â FreeTime Unlimited offers unlimited access to hundreds of hand-picked chapter books and early readers, all curated for age-appropriateness, so parents don’t have to spend time and money guessing what their kids will enjoy.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever GirlsÂ Collective.