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Kindle and my 6yo DS???? Will it work?

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AnonymousBird Fri 22-Jul-11 09:24:30

Am seriously considering getting a Kindle ahead of our summer holiday this year. DS is suddenly a book worm so wondering, how do children get on with a Kindle?

We travel hand luggage only for a 2 week holiday so not carrying books would be great....

MindtheGappp Fri 22-Jul-11 09:29:27

A six year old will really need books to be illustrated (in colour), which I haven't come across in Kindle books. They will also really need to look at the cover, see that a story has a beginning, middle and end, that is tricky with a Kindle. As an adult, I find not really having an awareness for the length of a book is something to get used to (I know there is a progress bar, but it's not the same as handling a book).

MindtheGappp Fri 22-Jul-11 09:30:25

Do get one for yourself, though. They are great. I bought three for the holidays.

MogandMe Fri 22-Jul-11 09:30:53

I am not a fan of children being glued to technology and if he's a book worm then he will be on it for long periods - why not take an anthology of stories.

lockets Fri 22-Jul-11 09:32:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnonymousBird Fri 22-Jul-11 09:42:51

Thanks - he is reading chapter books which have few/no pictures now. I have not seen the format of what it would look like to him, so I perhaps need to investigate a bit as I agree an element of "other" as well as the words might be useful.

And yes, I did wonder about the technology thing - he doesn't have any computer games or whatever, but I do slightly worry about "going down that road"!

We really are so restricted on what we can carry, hand luggage on easyjet is very small (and we need enough clobber for 2 weeks).

So really, what you are saying is that I need to buy TWO kindles for our holiday!!!!!

Theas18 Thu 04-Aug-11 08:26:38

I'd do it but it'd be "mine" not " his" so I retained control and it remained special and was kept safe. I'd also make sure there Was a parental control and 1 clic was off.

chickflit Thu 04-Aug-11 15:07:53

I have some children's books on mine and DS2 who is 6 is quite happy to read a book on the Kindle, however he is not a bookworm so it's probably only when we're sitting around in waiting rooms and the such like.

belgo Thu 04-Aug-11 15:09:54

the main thing is can he look after it, not break it, not lose it? It's an expensive piece of kit for a 6 year old, but infinitely preferable to having them glued to a Nintendo!

milk Mon 08-Aug-11 17:15:33

I recommend:

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 13-Aug-11 14:14:40

milk can you do the link again please?

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