Reading with Kindle and Scripps Spelling Bee! #SpellingBee

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What do I like doing when I get some spare time? I love to read and I absolutely love my Kindle, it’s so easy for me to download and read books without the hassle of having to flick through pages and constantly use a bookmark, seriously, I love it.

My son Dylan loves to read, he loves looking at pictures, he really gets into stories and he loves his brand new Kindle For Kids Bundle that Kindle sent us, now he can read anywhere he goes.  Kindle are celebrating their sponsorship of Scripps National Spelling Bee which is the largest and longest running educational program in the nation!

Kindle and Scripps National Spelling Bee share in the belief that reading is fundamentally important to a child’s lifelong achievement. The idea is simple – before students were great spellers, they were great readers and early reading leads to a better vocabulary and word comprehension.

When I was a child, I used to read a lot, I used to read the paper to my grandparents when I stayed with them and I was top of the class at spelling, reading definitely helped my vocabulary and helped me learn to pronounce words properly, now I want my children to learn the same way I did!


One of my favorite features of the Kindle is the way it lights up, it’s not like a regular tablet that blinds you at night time, it’s a lot smoother with a white and black screen, it’s relaxing and makes reading easy to focus on and you can really get into the story without other distractions!

There are also no ads or sponsored screensavers which make the Kindle even better, all we need to do is focus on what we are reading.


The Kindles features are great tools for students to help expand reading skills and vocabulary!

  • Vocabulary Builder – compiles words you look up in the dictionary into a list for easy access, which readers can then use to 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.
  • Kindle FreeTime – 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.

These tools provide an improved reading experience that leads to greater comprehension, a stronger vocabulary and a better, uninterrupted reading experience for young readers.

FreeTime is an amazing feature, I constantly worry about what my son is watching on youtube or what’s happening in video games or the features he can access on a regular tablet, with Kindle I don’t have to worry about any of that and he has lots of books to read, literally, at his fingertips!


Kindle will be an integral part of the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals (aka Bee Week)

This will take place May 24-26, 2016 and will help spark new Bee initiatives during the school year, through the summer and into next year.

For example, 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.

I find this really exciting, my oldest is in the new generation of being a student and in my opinion, reading and learning to spell is one of the most important aspects of learning, especially from a very young age, it helps with vocabulary and I want all of my kids to be great speakers!


Kindle for Kids Bundle

To celebrate, Amazon is offering the Kindle for Kids bundle for $10 off the starting price of $99.99, so the 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. Make sure you ask your readers to tune in!

Click Here to pick up a KIndle For Kids Bundle!

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Want to learn more about Scripps National Spelling Bee?

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. Make sure to tune in!

Website: http://spellingbee.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScrippsBee

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Kindle via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Kindle or Momtrends. 



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