One of the most important aspects of your child’s education is reading. Encouraging your kids to read opens up a world of adventures and is a tool they will use for the rest of their lives.
And since most kids are using a tablet or smartphone already, it’s great to integrate reading with those devices. We love the Amazon Kindle, but also know that an extra device just for reading might not be in your budget. Costs can also add up when you are buying new books all the time for the more voracious readers in your home.
This month’s Tech Tool Of The Month is called Epic. Epic is an app that provides an unlimited selection of electronic books that are aimed at kids 12 and under. They offer new selections every month and have tons of picture books and chapter books for your children to discover. All of the books can be read online with an internet connection or downloaded for offline reading. Kids build a profile on Epic by indicating what kinds of stories they are interested in and Epic provides recommendations based on their choices.
Parents can also have their own profiles to check in on the kids reading progress without looking over their shoulder. And if you’re an educator you can sign up and get access to the Epic library for free.
New accounts get to try the service for free for 30 days, and it’s then available for the very reasonable price of $4.99 per month.
We love the colorful, fun design and game-like elements that Epic provides. And having access to an unlimited library of books doesn’t hurt either. Give Epic a try and see how it engages your kids. Hopefully, it’s a great tech tool that gets them more and more excited about reading.