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Kindles

Post by volunteer » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:42 pm

My 10 year old is allowed to read on her Kindle at school in personal reading time. My nearly 9 year old at the same school is not.

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Re: Kindles

Post by volunteer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:16 pm

Yes - it's just a basic e-reader - no games, apps, internet access. The reduced cost of books / number of free books soon outweighs the purchase price.

It hasn't been banned on the grounds of it being too expensive to have in school ( some children's trainers cost more than that now anyhow!) but that it is better for the child to read the same book printed in a hard copy book than on a Kindle screen. Maybe some research somewhere will one day show that to be true but in the absence of that, why not just be happy if a child is reading voraciously and accurately? Most days the children have a chance to read whatever they are reading at home by themselves in lesson time. Sometimes she'll be reading a hard copy book, sometimes a Kindle copy. What's the difference really?

I don't really get it.

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