My 11 year old is desperate for his own Kindle and we have made a collection of his books on mine, especially as most of the books he buys are much cheaper than 'real' books. Considering getting him one for his birthday next year.
Yes increasingly so, particularly for the 10 year old, because we are abroad it's hard to find English speaking books for them but dead easy to download. The best bit about the Kindle for DS has been the dictionary, he uses that a lot.
They do have paper books and I actually prefer the 8 year old to read from a book.
I would prefer that they are confident in their reading and comprehension before moving onto a Kindle, but I'm not sure exactly why I feel like this.
I'm changing my Kindle in the next few weeks and DS1 has already laid claim to my old one because he's sick of sharing with me apparently.
I have recently published a children's story on Kindle but after chatting to a friend, she doesn't think children (8 - 12 year olds in this case) actually read books on Kindle. I'd be interested to know what anyone's experience of this is? Do your children read books on Kindle? Do they have their own Kindle? Is a Kindle on their Xmas list?!