I have to admit, I was an eReader skeptic, I guess I still am when it comes to myself. I just can’t give up the paper and print of a book. My ten-year-old daughter, however, is an eReader lover!
We’ve tried out the [amazon_link id=”B0013FRNKG” target=”_blank” ]Apple iPad[/amazon_link] and the [amazon_link id=”1400532620″ target=”_blank” ]Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook Reader [/amazon_link]. If you are looking for a great eReader for your kids, the [amazon_link id=”B004HFS6Z0″ target=”_blank” ]Kindle[/amazon_link] is my recommendation.
Our Nook experience was disastrous, and many readers suspect we were given lemons (two of them), it was our fault for not buying an extended warranty, or that my daughter abused the device. I can assure you the last accusation is not true, but mostly I would not buy a Nook because of Barnes and Noble’s customer service.
We love our iPad, but it is so much more than an eReader that it never gets used as one. For my son with childhood apraxia of speech, the iPad is a godsend!
The Kindle is a trustworthy device perfect for kids. It encourages reading, and yes, I have decided it truly is green for all of the paper my daughter has saved by reading digital books. The battery lasts forever,which is also a great trait for children. It is a sturdy, time-tested device! Our Kindle is bug-free, and we have never needed to call customer service.
The Kindle is a great deal right now! The basic model is only $79! If my daughter didn’t already have one, she would be getting one this holiday season.
An eReader is a gift that grows with a child, unless you buy [amazon_link id=”B00385UQZI” target=”_blank” ]Vtech – V.Reader Animated E-Book[/amazon_link] or [amazon_link id=”B004Z7H15Q” target=”_blank” ]LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink)[/amazon_link]. These are more toys than eReaders, and kids don’t need all of the flash. As children’s reading abilities expand, so does their Kindle. Furthermore, Amazon now offers a free lending library. eReaders are limitless, and in our family’s experience, encourage avid reading!
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Kimberly Herbert says
A while back my kindle slipped out of my bag, sitting on a chair a fell on top of my laptop brick. Result the screen was messed up by the magnetic field. I called amazon customer service. My Kindle was out of warranty. They said no problem and sent me a new one of the same model. All I had to do is send it back the broken one.
Actually every time I’ve had to call amazon customer service. I’ve been treated with respect and the problem has been fixed.
Jennifer Lance says
That’s awesome Kimberly! That’s been my experience with Apple too.
Samo Haryan says
Amazon’s customer service is really good, I turned to them when after my purchase they lowered Kindl’s price and they refunded me the lowered amount of the money.
Thanks for this! Super helpful as my husband and I were looking to get one for our oldest child this Christmas. I will definitely get the kindle for that price:)
Kindle Fire ,Nook Color,Kobo Vox are all good ereaders!