When I was in the 6th grade, friends and classmates referred to me as a human dictionary. Anytime they needed help spelling a word, classmates would come to me for help. I attributed my excellent spelling skills to my love for reading. As a child I wasn’t a big fan of the television, and could typically be found with my nose in a book. I loved to read! The Scripps National Spelling Bee is being supported by Kindle because they both agree that early reading leads to a better vocabulary and word comprehension.
Back in my day, I had to wait for book fairs, or friends to finish reading a book, to get my hands on something new. Today, kids have it so much easier with Kindle e-readers. Any book they desire can be downloaded in an instant. To encourage improved vocabulary, Kindle e-readers come with some built-in tools such as Vocabulary Builder and Word Wise.
The Vocabulary Builder compiles words that are looked up in the dictionary into a list for easy access. Then kids can quiz themselves using flashcards until they’ve mastered them. Word Wise automatically shows short and simple definitions above difficult words to help readers take on more challenging books.
Parents can feel good about their kids using Kindle e-readers, know it is a fun and safe environment intended for kids. Kids can read books in a simple, fun and safe environment designed specifically for them. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading milestones, and a progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.
The 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals (aka Bee Week) is taking place this week (May 24-26), and Kindle is playing an important part. The Scripps National Spelling Bee will utilize Kindle technology by integrating it into the creation of word list study materials created for thousands of schools and the Kindle Vocabulary Builder feature will be worked into the process for the Bee team’s development of the word lists that students review in preparation for local Bees.
To celebrate, Amazon is offering the Kindle for Kids bundle for $10 off the starting price of $99.99 (sale price will be $89.99) starting on May 23. The Kindle for Kids bundle comes with the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, a kid-friendly cover and a 2-year warranty provided by SquareTrade.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship finals will be broadcasted live on ESPN on Thursday, May 26 from 8p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Be sure to tune in to see this year’s Spelling Bee Championship Finals! Make it a family night and have the kids watch with you, and see how many of the words they can spell on their own.
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