Blog Posts by Kite Reader

  • 6 Benefits of Creating E-Books for Children

    Guest Blog by our Partner, Valarie Budayr

    for val's blog

    From the first moment we decided to explore the world of Willy Wonka and create The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we knew it would be created as an e-book. Unlike many e-books today which make their first appearance as a print book, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was always designed to be an e-book from the moment of its initial conception.

    Why an e-book, you ask?

    Our first thought in creating The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was to open the discussion on how we create screen-time balance in our children's lives. I've heard many arguments both pro-screen and anti-screen, but the piece of the conversation that was missing was the one about creating balance.

    The reality is that technology is here to stay. Even if we choose to have a home which is screen-free, at some point our children will be introduced to the world of technology through their schools or

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  • Parents Ask: Benefits of Children's EBooks

    As the video above shows, children today are able to use new technologies, such as tablets, with amazing ease. As a result, these tools are quickly becoming the medium through which today's kids are learning and interacting. However, many parents are still hesitant to use tablets as a medium through which children can learn and read . It does not help that games like Angry Birds and Tiny Village encourage kids to spend hours looking at a screen without gaining any educational benefits or skills. However, there are several progressive companies within children's publishing that are striving to change this. These companies are coming up with innovative and new methods that allow children to connect to the story and digest information more easily than ever before.

    Many eBooks include the following features to increase children's interaction, knowledge, and learning:

    Read Aloud:
    For children who have just begun to learn how to read, reading on their own can be a daunting

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