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Which e-reader would you recommend for a second grade student?

If you have suggestions for the best e-readers for second grade kids could you please reply and tell me the device and why you recommend it? Thank you!

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My 2nd grade daughter has officially "stolen" my B&N Nook.  I bought it a month after B&N released it, but now wish I would have waited for the color.  As publishers shift their focus from traditional publishing to e-publishing, more books will be published for ereaders.  I wish I would have waited and bought the color for my daughter, but I'm really impressed by the quality of the illustrations even on a b/w screen.  I would not be opposed to a Kindle for my daughter, but if I was going to buy an ereader tomorrow, I would definitely go with the color screen, especially for kids.

Thanks Jeremy.  A teacher asked me about an ereader for a second grader so I will share this information with her. I have a Nook Color and love it but it sounds like the b & w Nook is really good too. Do you think the weight of the Nook Color would be a problem for a little kid?

Jeremy Rinkel said:

My 2nd grade daughter has officially "stolen" my B&N Nook.  I bought it a month after B&N released it, but now wish I would have waited for the color.  As publishers shift their focus from traditional publishing to e-publishing, more books will be published for ereaders.  I wish I would have waited and bought the color for my daughter, but I'm really impressed by the quality of the illustrations even on a b/w screen.  I would not be opposed to a Kindle for my daughter, but if I was going to buy an ereader tomorrow, I would definitely go with the color screen, especially for kids.

Not too sure about second grade but my 3 year old granddaughter loves to read on the iPad. Many of the books have great interactivity - similar to but more elaborat than traditional pop-up and pull-out books.

I have seen great interest in reading from iPads, ePads, Verizon Galaxy (a superb alternative to iPad) netbooks, Droids and iPhones.  If students are directed and motivated by good questions and interesting literature, they WILL read from these devises not only traditional Kindles, Nooks, eReaders but more powerful, multifunctional devices. I see this frequently!

What I am searching for is excellent, free, diverse, abundant reading choices for the kids. I am amazed at the back log (You can wait for weeks, months for your choice) and limited collection of public libraries.  This will surely change (hopefully in the near future) but in the meantime, where are the big choices, the diverse, abundant choices that are also free for young kids (actually all kids.)  When these choices are easy to find, parents could lead the way by offering choice at home.

 

And how about more choice of current literature for adults. Aren't new authors willing to offer a new books for us?

 

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