Curious about the Kindle For Kids? Find out more about Kindle for Kids and Amazon Free Time plus this Kate Spade inspired Kindle Cover. Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post. #AmazonKindle #AmazonFreetime
Reading has always been my thing. When I think back to my childhood bedroom there were plenty of toys but the thing I remember most was the wall to wall shelves that were lined with books. Hundreds of books just waiting to be read over and over and I loved nearly all of them. Now as a parent one of my biggest goals is to raise children who love to read. Kids who beg for just one more chapter.
I’m happy to say that years of reading with Kayla has translated into her becoming one of those kids. Over Thanksgiving break she went through a stack of books. And even though her books are smaller than the 400-700 page ones I tend to get lost in, they sure do add up. Especially when you’re traveling!
Now that Kayla and I are taking more girls trips, she’s getting older and has years of reading skills behind her it seemed like the right time to give her a Kindle. I went with the Kindle e-reader because I’m a fan of not just what it does but also what it does not do.
The Kindle for Kids Bundle ($99.99 ) includes the latest Kindle e-reader without any sponsored screensavers, a durable cover and a 2-year worry free guarantee. So if anything happens, Amazon will replace it no questions asked. If only that same policy applied to smart phones for adults!
I love that if Kayla comes across a word she doesn’t understand she can tap it and see the definition. I love even more that it can compile a list of words she is learning and even turn them into flashcards to practice committing them to memory. Most of all, I love that there is no black hole of apps, videos and games for her to get lost in. It’s JUST books.
Which means I can give her a little extra breathing room when she needs to feel like the independent tween she is while using Amazon Free Time. AND I know she can’t make purchases or access anything but age appropriate content.
But we can also cuddle up and enjoy a book together. Even though Kayla can read just fine on her own I think she still enjoys taking turns and alternating every few pages or every chapter when we’re together.
With Amazon Free Time I have the ability to see what Kayla is reading, how long she has read for each day, which words she is looking for help on and keep her out of the Kindle store so only I have the ability to make purchases there.
As you can probably tell, I couldn’t help but customize the cover of Kayla’s new Kindle e-reader. I like that this cover is super sturdy but so lightweight. So I made a Kate Spade inspired Kindle cover I recently started using the Cricut Air Explore so it took me just a few minutes to create this custom cover that says “just one more chapter.” Something I’m proud to say that I’ve heard from Kayla on many occasions.
If you want to create your own you can download this file to use on your own Kindle e-reader cover or you can always do it the old fashioned way with some vinyl letters that don’t require a machine. The Kindle For Kids bundle makes the perfect travel companion and the perfect gift for little bookworms this holiday season!
Want to save this Kate Spade inspired DIY Kindle cover? You can pin the image below and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready!