You've probably heard about the vast number of eBooks available on the Kindle Fire for adults…but what about age appropriate books for the very youngest readers? Are there eBooks for children as young as 1 to 3 years old? You'll be pleasantly surprised that there are numerous full color baby & toddler eBooks available for the Kindle Fire. In fact, the beauty of having a full color, large screen eReader display becomes apparent when you view the large eye catching illustrations typically found in most baby and toddler board books. For younger children with shorter attention spans, this color technology and larger screen size is perfect for grabbing and holding their attention. In addition, the Kindle Fire is small enough and light enough to fit in mom's purse, a diaper bag or just about anywhere.
Even though the Kindle Fire has many more "grown-up" features such as games, apps, movies, music a web browser and more, from an educational point of view, the true value of the Kindle Fire for kids is as an eReader for all ages and abilities. The Kindle library houses over 1,000 favorite children's books, many with vivid, full color illustrations. There are beginner reader books, picture books, bestselling children's chapter series, comic books, color magazines, classics and more. Since the Kindle Fire has a larger screen, it is actually more suitable for young, developing readers and allows for the Kindle "pop up text" feature so that kids can enlarge text of these books when necessary.
Note: If you are hesitant to put a sophisticated tablet like the Kindle Fire into the hands of a small child, you may wish to consider a different option for the toddler age group. An excellent eBook alternative for ages 3-7 is The V.Reader Animated E-Book System by V-Tech . It works extremely well for this age group, is less expensive, more durable and is an awesome children's eReader. (See more specifics in the Little Ones review of this highly recommended, educational product.)
If you are considering using a Kindle Fire, the next logical question is, "What are recommended full color children's eBooks for first time readers?" While in the past the number of eBooks for ages 1-3 has been limited (partially due to "grey scale" screen technology,) with the recent introduction of a full color display, the choices for this age group are expanding rapidly! We have listed below a small sampling of the affordable and recommended children's eBooks for this age group.You'll find favorite authors, illustrators, bestsellers and popular children's character series. Reading eBooks together with your toddler can instill a love of reading at an early age, so make the most of your Kindle Fire by investing in quality children's eBooks as well.
Recommended Children's eBooks for Ages 1-3
Toddler Favorites: Toddler board books go electronic! These bright and colorful board book illustrations come to life on the screen and captivate even the youngest readers. In addition to their amazing pictures, these books introduce simple words and concepts for first time readers. We recommend favorite authors & illustrators such as Eric Carle.
Golden Books: Several of the beloved Golden Book classics that you grew up with are now available from the KIndle store. You'll find many of the lovable old characters along with popular characters such as Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and more.
Beginning Readers: Beginning reader books are perfect for pre-readers and first time readers. They contain simple vocabulary, only a few words per page, large text, lots of color illustrations, and repetition of key words, These types of books can be read aloud, and will be enjoyed over and over again. We recommend favorite Dr. Seuss & P.D. Eastman classics such as:
Picture Books: Picture books, as the name suggests, contain detailed color illustrations. They are a perfect choice to read aloud to older toddlers. There are amusing & memorable characters along with a slightly more complicated story or lesson. They are great for reading over and over again. Here are a few favorites:
This is only a small sampling of the numerous children's Kindle eBooks available. See for yourself at Children's eBooks for the Kindle for a complete selection of eBooks grouped according to age levels. Also, check out Amazon's top 100 list of bestselling children's eBooks at Children's eBooks for the Kindle.
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