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Have Your Child Read Books Online to Learn to Read Well

The idea of cuddling up with a ‘good tablet’ or ‘good laptop’ just doesn’t seem to have the same feeling as cuddling up with a good book. Nevertheless, reading and learning using electronic books certainly may come with some disadvantages. One of the most obvious downfalls to electronic books is the fact that a book simply cannot be read without the use of a tablet, computer or laptop. Let’s not forget, all this requires electricity, or at the very minimum a well-charged laptop or tablet. Nevertheless, despite these very minimal disadvantages, electronic books feature a number of important and essential advantages for you and your child. For students, the primary advantages of electronic books derive from the specialized features which are capable of inheriting almost any form of electronic document. There are many other advantages to reading books online and through electronic devices such as:

Portability –

Reading books online via a tablet or laptop means it can be portable. Your child can read their favorite book on a long car journey, at the park, or even sat in the shopping cart while you’re busy doing the shopping.

Capacity –

Tablets and laptops have made it so easy to manage all of your child’s favorite stories. Most tablets can hold up to 200 novels with no problem at all. And with reading books online (on a website for example) there is a never ending variety of exciting new books for you and your child to read, all at the click of a single button!

Better reading –

Using a tablet or laptop to read online books often allows you the ability to highlight or underline text. This can be a great way to document words or phrases that perhaps your child doesn’t understand. This means you can go back later and work on these problem words.

Free books –

There are hundreds of thousands of free e-books available online for you and your child. Did you know that you can also save money by using an e-book reader? There is no longer any need to visit your local library or bookstore.

Reading online allows the text to be searchable, which is a great way for you and your child to quickly locate key phrases or words effortlessly by entering the desired word or phrase into the search bar. This can help you to quickly target specific words or phrases which your child can focus on, especially if your child may have struggled with these specific phrases or words previously.
There is an abundance of websites online which feature a whole host of fun and exciting stores for you and your child to share. Some of which, include:

www.storyjumper.com
www.storylineonline.net
www.freekidsbooks.org
www.imcpl.org

Whether all these advantages that we have listed in this article are capable of outweighing the handful of disadvantages of reading books online or using a tablet or personal laptop to read to your child will more than likely depends entirely on your own reasons for considering this form of medium and what specific outcomes you are hoping to achieve. Either way, opening up to the idea of reading with your child online is affordable as many eBooks are free, fun as many books come with interactive games for your child, and best of all they can be read anytime and anywhere! What are you waiting for? Give it a go!

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