Back to the Books

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 8:41 PM
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    Glad you got a Kindle and like it!

    Books are one of the best things in life.

    Keep reading, keep living, keep enjoying life.

    I gotta get "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Thu, Nov 17, 2011, at 5:43 PM
  • This was a pure pleasure to read. I loved every word and only confess to a slight bias because I too LOVE books and words and writing. Do some more of that, won't you?

    PS: Thanks for the tip on a book for my grandchildren.

    -- Posted by newdawn on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 6:13 PM
  • I might also recommend the use of an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone (in addition to Kindle Fire) for children as well. I have been utilizing the iPad for literacy skills and notice that the engagement I get with the interactive books (many of them free) increases dramatically. While I still advocate most ardently for the use of a page turning, print-on-paper book to teach literacy skills, the new technology allows a child who may not at first be interested in a book, to become personally involved with the story by moving and touching the characters on the screen. The characters and the items typically make noise or can be manipulated. One story I used (one of Aesop's fables I think) allowed the child to help a bird get a drink by placing stones in a pitcher. It brought the words to life for him/her. Moreover, one can choose to have the story read to the child by the device, or one can choose to do the reading themselves. If you have this technology in your home already, as I mentioned, many of these books are free in the "app store".

    -- Posted by Adam Wolford on Fri, Dec 23, 2011, at 9:44 AM
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