If you’re like me, you want your kids to read. A lot. My oldest son has recently begun enjoying reading. He will stay up way past his bedtime and read in his bed. I hate it and I love it at the same time.
It’s hard to argue with him when he just wants to read, especially since he’s homeschooled and doesn’t have to wake up super early in the mornings.
His favorite books had been the Big Nate series, so we went to the library and checked out pretty much every single Big Nate book available. We even bought some used copies online. He and his little brother devoured those books. It was like a feeding frenzy. We couldn’t get them to go to bed at night.
Then we stumbled upon Kindle Unlimited, which has the entire Harry Potter series available. He has read 4 of those books in a little over a week. It is incredible how much he is reading.
Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program from Amazon that claims to have 80,000 books available. It costs $9.99 a month, but you can read (and listen to) unlimited books for that price. You can also use any device you have, so if you’re using an iPad, the Kindle app for iPad (or Android) will give you access to these books as well.
So far, I have not found a lot of titles that I’m interested in, but my kids have been able to download a lot of the books they like to read, so that makes it worth it. There is the Harry Potter Series, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and some other books that interest them. There is a 30 day free trial, so if you find that you don’t use it that much, just cancel and you won’t be charged. Click here to check out Amazon Kindle Unlimited.
I’ve found it to be a great way to get my kids to read.
Have you tried it out yet? If so, what do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Also…what are you doing to get your kids to read more? I’d love to hear in the comments.