I devoured books as a child. I couldn’t get my hands on them fast enough. This posed a problem for my mom who was constantly buying books and making trips to the library to keep my love of reading strong. When I first heard about Bookboard I thought how my mom’s life would have been a lot easier if it was around 30 years ago. So what is Bookboard exactly? It is a digital library subscription designed to motivate kids up to age 12 to read.
How it works:
The Bookboard Digital Library offers over 400 books for kids up to age 12 to discover, unlock and collect. It grows with a child’s ability and changing interests. Kids can pick from a huge selection of age appropriate books. There are no wait times while the book downloads and no need to make a payment prior to enjoying a new book.
I love that I can set up accounts for all 3 of kids (under the same plan) and have them each read and enjoy books at their level and at their own pace. Since we only have one tablet, it’s great that Bookboard also works on a laptop via Chrome so more than one child can read at once. This has really allowed us to spend quality time together as I read and enjoy stories with my kids and cheer them on as they unlock more books.
When a child logs on they see a selection of books which have been curated by a librarian and selected especially for them. My three year old loves this feature as she gets to have her own books. When you are the youngest of three, this is a big deal!
You can read about the subscription options here. The most popular option is the 6 month plan which is $4.99 a month or $29.94 billed every 6 months. Here’s what you get:
- Unlimited reading and over 400 unlockable books
- Audio books that read to your child
- Offline storage that allows you to read anywhere
- Goals and achievements which encourage young readers
- Report of your child’s reading progress
- Up to 4 child accounts
- Parent portal