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05/09/2016
Growing up without the ease of access to the internet and electronic devices afforded to children in today's world can often make it difficult to understand why children do not love physical books. When parents such as yourself were growing up, physical books were how you learned anything you wanted to know about the world.

Help Your Child Benefit From Reading by Embracing Technology

If this situation sounds all too familiar, then you are not alone. Many parents who bring their children to a learning center near Monmouth County such as The Tutoring Center of Aberdeen find it a challenge to show their children how useful reading can be. With this article, The Tutoring Center of Aberdeen has information to share about a device known as an e-reader and how it can help your child enjoy and benefit from reading.

The Screen Is Here to Stay

Whether you like it or not, an electronic screen has become and will remain to be a large part of your child's life. However, their attention firmly planted on a digital screen does not mean that their interest in reading is not present. It just means that to awaken their interest in reading you need to adapt your technique.

What Is an E-Reader?

While it may look similar to a tablet or a large cell-phone, it performs a very limited and specific function. An e-reader, or electronic reader, is a handheld device which can store hundreds of books to read without the need for a wireless plan. Books are either downloaded using your home wi-fi or transferred from your computer. How an e-reader differs from its tablet cousin is that an e-reader is a dedicated device, meaning that it cannot play games and has no access to social media applications. While these devices are seeing enormous popularity with adults, they are in no way adult-specific. Also, given their lack of connectivity, make for a good learning device for children who seem almost addicted to social media.

How Can an E-Reader Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

When it comes to reading, your child likely thinks of one thing - school books. And while these are important to their education, the joy and benefits of reading also come in a personal form. Start by loading up an e-reader with your child's favorite book series', or newly released books by a favored author. These can be of any theme or genre, as long as they are age appropriate. Despite its small size, you will likely be able to fit more books than your child could read in a year, so don't be afraid to put as many choices on it as possible. By giving your child enjoyable reading material on an electronic device which they are not only familiar and comfortable with, but enjoy using, it encourages them to read during their personal time instead of updating their social media status. To increase your child's reading ability, speak with The Tutoring Center of Aberdeen at (732) 705-3636 and to learn about the reading focused "Geniuses in Training Program." Delivered via formal tutoring classes near Monmouth County, the "Geniuses in Training" program can help your child increase their learning abilities.

Now It is Time for Textbooks

Once your child has become an expert at operating the device, it is time to open up its possibilities with the inclusion of their school textbooks. Speak with their teacher about which textbooks are available for download and encourage your child to transition their reading to their e-reading. Instead of carrying around a large number of heavy textbooks, your child is provided with the option of carrying all of their textbooks in one small package which fit into their backpack or even their pocket. If your child is enjoying the use of an e-reader for their education, look at upgrading the model for one which includes a digital pen or a keyboard which allows them to write digital notes which they can either print out or share with their teacher or classmates when they reach a wi-fi connection. It's important to note that while these advanced e-readers have a keyboard, they still lack the ability to access social media. Meaning that you can provide one to your child knowing that it is being used solely for reading and studying.

Take Your Child's Reading Skills Even Further With Tutoring Classes Near Monmouth County

To help your child increase their reading abilities in a formal environment, speak with The Tutoring Center of Aberdeen at (732) 705-3636 to learn about how a tutoring center near Monmouth County can help. With one-to-one tutoring classes near Monmouth County, children are provided with the attention they need to increase their reading skills and reach their reading potential.

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