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Chrildrens E-reader

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scrappydappydoo Sat 29-Dec-12 16:23:51

DD is turning 7 in March - I've just seen this on sale. She has shown a lot of interest in my kindle but they're a lot of money and was wondering if this might be a good substitute?? or is she too young?? Any thoughts appreciated...

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Sat 29-Dec-12 16:28:55

That looks really good and says age 3 up.

I would think it a great compromise

alexw Sat 29-Dec-12 16:30:05

Bought dd a kindle just over a year ago - she turned 8 yesterday and she has read it every day and gets books v cheaply on it so I would probably go for the real thing. It has been worth its weight in terms of getting her to love reading and for the car/ plane etc... Definitely not too young. Hth

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Sat 29-Dec-12 16:30:52

I am being thick here, how do you get books for it?

scrappydappydoo Sat 29-Dec-12 16:42:48

Well that was one of my questions Dorset - i guess in a similar way that you get them for non-kindle ereaders?
Alexw - which kindle does your dd have?

JingleJohnsJulie Sat 29-Dec-12 18:50:27

Can you borrow ebook s from the library with that one?

alexw Sun 30-Dec-12 20:53:20

It's one.

2cats2many Sun 30-Dec-12 20:56:28

I would go for the real thing too. It'll be worth the money in the long run.

JingleJohnsJulie Tue 01-Jan-13 11:14:47

Have a look at he kobo too, our local library has started loaning out ebooks. You can read them on the kobo but not the kindle. Naive had a kindle for a couple of years and am seriously considering the kobo glo.

hugoagogo Tue 01-Jan-13 21:10:59

It looks nice, but it doesn't say what format of e books it's suitable for.

A mini kobo was only £49 last I looked and they are very sturdy and you can borrow books from the library on them too.

Our library now has children's e-books and of course you can buy through the kobo store or smiths/waterstones etc.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 02-Jan-13 17:10:37

Shouldn't have read your post hugo, now I really, really want a Kobo Glo! grin.

hugoagogo Wed 02-Jan-13 20:18:27

I'm a kobo pusher wink

scrappydappydoo Thu 03-Jan-13 17:47:22

Hmm - lots to think about - don't think I'll get the argos one but might think about a kobo but I think I'll leave it until maybe next Christmas..

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 03-Jan-13 22:28:06

You've got me hooked hugosmile

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