March is National Reading Awareness Month, and we’re definitely a house that enjoys to read! I love to read for enjoyment, and I hope I can spread that reading joy on to my kids. While I appreciate paper books, lately I’ve been hooked on reading Kindle ebooks. They’re able to be downloaded instantly, and take up so little room on trips. Now I have a great way to allow my girls the same access to ebooks, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited!
One of my worries about the girls using tablets for reading ebooks has been the screen time use. However, with a simple Kindle e-reader, my girls can read as much as they want without the blue light and screen time worry. I love the idea of giving my girls access to a bookshelf of thousands of books, plus the ability to borrow ebooks from our library. Recently when we took a weekend road trip vacation, I was able to load up six books for Faith to enjoy on the drive. Normally we’d have to pack a stack of paper books, but the Kindle e-reader made it so easy to take a variety of books along for the ride.
FreeTime Unlimited is the best subscription service for helping get more books into your kids’ hands! For a monthly rate as low as $2.99, you’re given 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. Kids can choose from 45 different book categories like Disney, Animals, Sports, Adventure, and Science. Then with a simple touch, the book can be downloaded via WiFi into their bookshelf. Another feature of FreeTime Unlimited is the Vocabulary Builder. When turned on, kids can look up words in their books and those words get stored away for them to review later on.
So far Faith has chosen books from Disney Cars, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Epic Mickey, Spooky Buddies, and even an illustrated kitten book.
One of the fun parts of FreeTime Unlimited is that kids can earn award achievements for their reading. Faith loves seeing a new achievement notice pop up. This is a great way to help encourage your kids to read more, plus with the Kindle e-reader, it’s a great way of merging kids’ love of technology with reading!
We have the largest FreeTime Unlimited plan ($6.99/mo for Prime members), so I can download books for both girls and enter a password to switch between accounts. The plan we’re on allows for up to four children and one adult, which means I can have my own books on the device too!
If you want to include games and videos along with books, you can use the plan on a Kindle Fire. Great as an all-in-one device for family vacations!
Let me know if you have any questions about how we’re using FreeTime Unlimited! Maybe this will help give you an idea for an upcoming road trip or gift idea!
Comment below if you’ve done anything fun for National Reading Awareness Month!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.