With the countdown to summer in full swing my daughter and I have been talking a lot about what books she will read this summer. And now thanks to a sponsorship with Kindle she had a brand new Kindle to read. She has grand plans of all the books she will read on it this summer. So to help make her book reading more fun and to track her progress across paper and e-books I created a printable summer reading log for kids.
Kindle for Kids
A Kindle is a great way to get electronic-loving kids excited about reading. They see the Kindle as another fun toy, but the Kindle for Kids bundle has three features make it a fantastic learning tool for kids.
- Word Wise – Anytime your reader comes across a word they are not familiar with, all they have to do is long press the word and a definition of the word appears.
- Vocabulary Builder – All of the words looked up in the dictionary are compiled into a list for easy access. In the vocabulary builder students can use flashcards to quiz themselves on words until they have mastered them.
- Kindle FreeTime – Kindle FreeTime provides a simple, fun and safe environment designed specifically kids to read. 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. (Plus, they can’t rack up a bill purchasing books while in free time!)
These tools are perfect for young readers to help build greater comprehension, a stronger vocabulary and a better, uninterrupted reading experience for young readers.
Scripps National Spelling Bee
This summer Kindle will be part of the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals (aka Bee Week) taking place May 24 – 26, 2016. Kindle will also help spark new Bee initiatives during the school year, through the summer and into next year. For example, 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.
To celebrate the Bee, Amazon is offering the Kindle for Kids bundle for $89.99, that’s $10 off the starting price of $99.99 starting May 23. In addition to the learning tools mentioned above, 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. (I am a huge fan of Kindle for Kids not having ads for screensavers!!!)
Watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship finals live on ESPN on Thursday, May 26 at 8 pm EST.
Printable Summer Reading Log For Kids
Another great way to get kids excited about reading is to give them away to track their progress, and a summer reading log is perfect for that.
Download the printable summer reading log for kids page one here.
Download the printable summer reading log for kids page two+ here.
After the image opens, right click the image to save it to your computer. From your computer, you can print the images full size.