If you want to get kids reading more in your house, we’ve partnered with Speakaboos to show you how easy it is to turn screen time into reading time! It’s been a great way to add more value when I let my kids use their tablets! And even Carrigan can use it so we’re huge fans!
3 Reasons to Get Kids Reading with Speakaboos
Let me be completely honest right now, my kids get a lot of screen time. Before I had kids, I had ideas about what screen time might look like and the reality is a bit different. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it either.
But the former teacher in me is always thinking about ways they can be learning even while they play on their tablets. Getting kids reading is one of my passions even though I’m out of the classroom. Bringing reading together with technology is something I always thought was important when I was teaching so it’s still important to me with my own kids.
I first discovered it about a month ago. An easy way to add value to screen time by encouraging my kids to read and learn? You know I was checking it out. And here’s what I discovered about how Speakaboos is getting my kids to read while they’re online.
Not Just Another App
Speakaboos is a great website and app for both iOS and Android which makes it easily accessible. But I’ve downloaded a lot of apps for the kids and this one is different.
It’s been developed by educational media experts and leverages interactive technology and active learning to motivate children ages 2-6 years old.
It’s got the educational aspect that we’re looking for as parents but it’s got the engaging aspects that are needed to get our kids hooked and keep them interested.
Easy to Access
One of the challenges I find when it comes to technology and my kids is that sometimes their favorite things to do are only available on the computer. Or they might just be an app on their tablet.
Speakaboos has proven to be a lifesaver for us because it can be used anytime and anywhere! We have the website bookmarked on our home desktop but we also have the app on our phones and tablets.
The best part? It’s available offline! This means the kids can use it and read any time! No worries about letting them use our phones if there’s no WiFi!
Kids Like It
While it’s important to me to be able for the kids to have access to programs that have some educational benefits, one of the most important things is that the kids like what they’re playing! Otherwise they lose interest and move onto something else!
But Speakboos offers over 200 stories featuring high interest topics and characters! You can look through the library categorizd by topics like robots, animals, bug, princesses, and more!
The storues also feature popular characters from television shoes like Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends, Sid the Science Kid, and Angelina Ballerina!
Plus, as a parent, I love sharing some of the classics from when I was a kid like Where the Wild Things Are, Swimmy, and Harold and the Purple Crayon!
Speakaboos is free to download and offers a 7 day free trial for all users. Click here to start your free trial. After the trial you can choose from a monthly or yearly subscription for unlimited access!
Speakaboos is also offering an exclusive discount for The Simple Parent readers! Click here to receive 30% off your monthly or yearly subscription today.
Win Speakaboos for Your Kids!
Three lucky readers will win a free 1-year account valued at $69.99! To enter for your chance to win, please use the form below! The giveaway is open to US residents and ends on June 3rd! Good luck!