My son is two and while we were away on holiday and having limited books at our disposal (we have a mini-library at home!) I thought it might be a good idea to try out a couple of Kindle books for him, too.
Codley is a great book about teamwork starring Codley the octopus and his little fishy friend who manages to get into a bit of bother. It is illustrated in a friendly and colourful manner and is recommended for kids from 3-5, to be read, and then for the child eventually to read themselves.
Lexi Fairheart is a tale of a little girl whose curiosity gets the better of her and can be used to teach your child that it’s really best to get your Mummys help to explore new places first (honestly though Grandad…child locks on a room full of critters, eh?).
I am new to the kindle experience, and did find reading these to be a strange experience. Whilst my son (two and a half) is very familiar with using a computer and my phone (my kindle app is on my phone), I think it confused him that the books weren’t interactive. I found them hard to read on kindle too because the writing appeared on a different page to the pictures and of course Cub wanted to see the pictures. The illustrations are excellent, with plenty to talk about with your child and I do like a book with a some life lessons included.
However, and this might just be me, or that Kindle is on my phone, but reading them didn’t really work very well. I’d love to see them in print to be honest – I think with the younger child print versions still work best.
I’d be interested to hear how other parents get on with them, and for only just over a quid, it is definitely worth a try.
Disclaimer: The product was sent for free. I was not obliged to write this post and the opinions expressed are all my own.