A couple of staff members at Vellum Publishing, Inc. have been raving about how much their kids love the Kindle Touch, and this isn’t the first time this important youth-oriented aspect of the Kindle Touch has been discussed. Apparently, there’s something about the interactive feature that is not only intuitive for children but also engenders a love for reading. In addition, Vellum wants to re-emphasize the benefit of the Kindle Touch’s text-to-speech feature. With or without an adult’s help, a child can hear the story narrated while seeing the exact words on the screen and feel more satisfied and in control. Vellum feels that is the great advantage of the Read-Along-and-Listen method, not only in teaching children how to read, but in having them enjoy and pursue literature. When that technique is combined with an exciting and educationally-rewarding story like Vellum’s THE TOOTH FAIRY LEGEND: The Touch of Kindness, a really wonderful and entertaining teaching tool is created. Plus, there’s instant dictionary help available on the Kindle Touch, so any difficult vocabulary word can be immediately defined before going on with the story. We believe that, with all these features, the Kindle Touch is a Techno-Teacher that builds reading skills and promotes a child’s love of books.
Hopefully, more chapter e-books will be made available for young children. At Vellum Publishing, Inc., we do not want the 4-to-8 year-olds forgotten. Our company stresses these five basic beliefs about literature for youthful pre-readers and beginning readers:
1. Children should be exposed to chapter books of length and quality at very early ages.
2. Children should experience both being read to and reading to themselves.
3. Simultaneously seeing a word and hearing it read enhances and accelerates the learning of reading and the understanding of vocabulary.
4. Reading mastery boosts a child’s self-image and opens him/her to a world of information.
5. Combining the Read-Along-and-Listen techniques with a chapter book that tells an exciting story relevant to youngsters in the 4-to-8 year-old range and conveys important social values at the same time is significantly rewarding for everyone.
Help your child get in touch with his or her untapped innate reading abilities with chapter books like THE TOOTH FAIRY LEGEND: The Touch of Kindness on the Kindle Touch.