We love books here. Our overflowing bookshelf is evidence of that. But what if there were an easier way to read books? I know we’ll always buy books and read them physically, but in this digital age it is much easier to read an abundance of children’s books. I am a big fan of positive reinforcement reading – giving rewards for books that are read. I am excited to learn about Bookboard – a new way to read books as a family in this digital age.
Did you know:
•Children regularly read to by an adult arrive at kindergarten ahead of peers, scoring 10 points higher on standardized reading tests. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2000)
•Children who are read to at least three times a week are twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading, compared to those read to fewer times per week. (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2002)
•Students who reported reading for fun every day had higher than average test scores. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2000)
•Reading not only improves literacy skills, but also boosts problem-solving skills, and emotional and social development. (Harvard Family Research Project, 2003)
•Creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading among kids. (An Assessment of the Impact of First Book’s Northeast Program, 2003)
These stats are impressive. It makes me very proud that we have been reading to our daughter since she was a baby. Bookboard is a children’s book service that encourages and supports a new generation of readers with a different approach to reading on digital devices. Rather than providing a digital marketplace where families buy and download books, Bookboard offers an affordable subscription service that allows instant exploration of a vast, curated library. Using your existing iPad, reading can be so fun and easy for families.
Bookboard aims to inspire young readers by helping them discover new titles and earn fun achievements. As they read, families discover, unlock, and collect great stories to foster a sense of accomplishment that keeps kids coming back for more. At the same time, parents can track reading progress, and use our fun metrics to motivate kids to read even more.
Sign Up For Bookboard
Signing up for Bookboard is easy – it only takes 3 steps. Then tell Bookboard about you and your family of readers, and it will tune the library for each kid. As kids read more, they’re rewarded with more books based on their reading habits and interests. Bookboard grows with your family – new books and fun, delight-driven features are added monthly to keep readers engaged.
I signed up for Bookboard very easily and added my 5 year old as a reader. Once I signed up for a free account, I opened Bookboad on our iPad using Safari. Once I saved it to my homepage I was able to sign in. The books for my 5 year old are fabulous! There are beginner readers, fun stories, nature books, books with activity guides and I even saw a religious book. So many options. This is going to be fun and add to our existing homeschool activities! I am excited to be using Bookboard.
Sign up for Bookboard today! You won’t be disappointed.
Bookboard iPad Mini Giveaway
Need more iPads to share Bookboard with your family? When you sign up for Bookboard and read a book by February 11th, you are automatically entered in a chance to win a free iPad mini. Rules and details can be found at the Bookboard website.
*Thank you to Bookboard for sponsoring today’s post.