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Initial post: Aug 11, 2010 6:34:59 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2010 10:13:37 PM PDT
My 7yo borrows mine all the time...I made a children's collection for him with everything he's allowed to read in it. I'll be passing my kindle on to him for good as soon as I get the newest one!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2010 9:33:20 AM PDT
Joe O says:
You are a fantastic parent! Thanks for sharing this with the group.

Posted on Aug 12, 2010 10:36:32 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 13, 2010 12:56:32 AM PDT
I would much rather share my kindle with my daughter in a doctor or dentist waiting room or at the beauty salon than have her borrow my phone to play games! I wish there was more 3-6th grade material for kids available on kindle, like a wrinkle in time, charlotte's web, etc.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 6:51:14 AM PDT
Joe O says:
I am in complete agreement with you.

But at what age do you think that your daughter should own her own kindle?

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 6:33:50 PM PDT
Technology is definitely reaching our kids at a fast rate...and although I'm not completely against it, I also think that the natural beauty of placing a bookmark on a paperback or hardcover, having the child feel the texture of the pages/pictures, and even asking them to care for that book as a treasure, is being lost and not recognized. I completely agree that a Kindle is a better option for a kid than a cell phone, but not sure it's a better option than a paper book, which parents often buy after good reviews and sometimes after having read them themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2010 4:10:47 PM PDT
Mo says:
My 10 1/2 year old daughter borrows my Kindle. The price is low enough now that I would be willing to get her one for her birthday. If she were much younger, I don't think I would be willing.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2010 7:28:28 AM PDT
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Tami S says:
To answer OP's question, I personally wouldnt give a kindle to a child under 10. I think at that age, it depends on the child's ability to be responsible and take care of it. My 10 year old daughter has requested (and will receive) hers for Christmas - she will be 11 soon after. She has no more space on her overflowing bookshelf for DTB anyway! Also, she takes very good care of her ipod, camera and DS, so I am not concerned about the kindle. On the other hand, my 14 year old daughter who has lost her camera, found her ipod on her bedroom floor buried under a bunch of clothes that had been walked over numerous times, broken - you get the picture - will receive, at 14 years old, my K2 when I get my new K3 for Christmas!

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 9:28:04 AM PDT
My daughter received my old kindle I @ age 13 when I decided I wanted a II. I am a huge fan of YA, so there are tons of books on my kindle that she & I both read. My son has an iPod touch (he's ten) & a Nintendo DSxl, both of which were more expensive than the kindle III. If he were a reader, I'd buy him one in a heartbeat. He's very careful with his electronics, and keeps excellent track of them. He bought the iPod touch ($199.00) with his own money, after saving up allowance & using all of his Christmas money for it.

Posted on Sep 18, 2010 3:33:07 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 18, 2010 4:21:38 PM PDT
D. Rodriguez says:
Anyone have any kindle children's books to recommend for my 5yr old beginning reader? I just got my 1st kindle
(latest generation) and she so desperately wants to enjoy it, too. I've looked through some of the titles and they all seem like they are for older kids. I downloaded a trial 1st chapter of one that was for her age, but it was just the title page and table of contents and it had several mispelled words. After that there was no way I was actually going to purchase it!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2010 9:34:02 PM PDT
G. Blake says:
I have three children's books on Kindle. They are: Pal, The Dream Horse; The Missing Rainbow, both in the Dream Horse series and Sammy Squirrel Saves the Tree. The last one might be more age appropriate. Let me know how it goes. G.F. Blake

Posted on Sep 19, 2010 9:33:24 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 19, 2010 11:28:50 AM PDT
D. Patterson says:
My daughter and I both received a Kindle for Christmas almost three years ago when they were brand new. She was in 4th grade at the time. We both love them and while I use mine quite a bit, she does not as much simply because schools don't allow electronics and there is always the possibilty it might somehow "disappear" at middle school. She did, however, take it when she was in elementary school with the principal's permission. She is a voracious reader and we have a lot of the same tastes, so we read a lot of the same books. We use the library often because we don't buy books unless they are ones we want to keep and re-read or perhaps the newest one in a series we follow that we just can't wait for the library to get. It comes in very handy because our bookshelves are overflowing and this is a much better storage solution for us as well as very portable. She is very responsible and has never had a problem as far as that went.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011 9:03:47 AM PDT
Try "The Why Series" by Eric Pullin. These are charming fantasy stories for kids written in verse. 5 titles to choose from. Hope you enjoy

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BookAttack says:
Hi Joe. My 8-year-old is a pro at iPad and Kindle. it's almost scary. My 5-year-old is learning to read and already getting the hang of it. I would say 6 years old is a good age. And past 8, good luck stopping them! I am a children's author too - your book is very sweet!

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Posted on Apr 3, 2011 6:11:39 AM PDT
Dundee says:
I'm 11 and have had a Kindle for about 2 years. I have read about 50 books on it as I am an extremely fast, avid reader. If anyone is looking for cheap Kindle books, look at classics. Alice and Wonderland is free for the 1st book and the entire series is 99¢. Also, the Swiss Family Robinson is free.
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