Reading Success Starts at Home with Bookboard
I’ve been a mom for 2 years and an elementary school teacher for seven and a half years. I’ve taught many students to read during those years. One thing my experience taught me was that support from home was key to reading for success for young kids. Reading at home encourages and motivates students at school. Motivation is so important. And that is why Bookboard caught my eye.
W already has shelves and shelves of books in his room. It’s a result of me downsizing to a smaller classroom when I moved to special education. While he loves his books, he also has an early love for all things technology. I’m not sure how he couldn’t considering how into technology J and I are these days.
So my goal is to use our iPad in educational ways just like I do with my students in my classroom. This is why I was thrilled to discover Bookboard!
Bookboard aims to inspire young readers. It’s an app I wish I had back when I was teaching first grade. Instead of going online and buying on or two digital books for your child to enjoy. Bookboard offers a library of titles through a subscription service. Variety is definitely key when it comes to keeping kids reading!
So, if you don’t have (or don’t want) the shelves of books we have, Bookboard can help clear out the clutter a bit. Plus, if your children are huge fans of your iPad but you don’t want them just playing games, Bookboard opens up the world of reading and pairs it with the coolest technology.
Do you have a child who likes to compete? Kids will be inspired by their ability to earn achievements. As your family reads, you can discover and unlock titles. And one of my favorite features from a mom perspective is that I can tell Bookboard about my children and it will adjust the library for them!
Variety Equals Motivation
My years of teaching taught me just how important it is to offer students variety when it comes to reading. Discovering what they love can be the key to unlocking a passion for reading. Offering a lot of choices when it comes to books and allowing them to choose can also help develop good reading habits.
So why is it so important to get kids reading? Because reading improves literacy skills and problem-solving skills. But it also promotes social and emotional growth. Oh… and it’s a ton of fun! Personally, I find it’s a great way to spend quality family time together! There is nothing like sharing a good book even if it means you have to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1,539 times!
How do you encourage your children to read?
Formula Mom Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bookboard. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.