Kindle Fire HD for your Child’s Reading Lists

It took me a long time to want an eReader in the house. I resisted and resisted. I love technology but really was not sure of an eReader. I love books in paper and I like to fold the corners to mark where I left off. There is something about books, that just feels so right!!


Then we cleaned out the shed and closet and I saw boxes and boxes of books. Books the kids read but no longer want. Books I read, hubs read etc. We gave away so many books. They were just taking up space. My children are all technology smart. They have tablets and phones and their own computers. Even the five year old can point a mouse like she was born doing so. So why not?

We received a Kindle Fire HD to help little one with her reading list. This summer was the first time she had a reading list for home.  I was not looking forward to homework over the summer. But you know what? It was not a drag! The Kindle Fire was easy to use once charged up. I linke dup my Amazon account and Little one helped me choose a bunch of books. Many were free and so many were less than $3. Way cheaper than any book we have bought. Plus we have lots of room for eBooks! We could not believe all the titles available for it.


A few things we like about the Kindle Fire is the languages, there are three to choose from. Since little one is learning French this year, we are excited to change the language on it. The free unlimited cloud storage is great for downloading and reading books. We also love that there are apps for games and social media. The screen is bright and the HD quality is amazing! This tablet is more than we ever imagined it would be. I am sad I did not get one earlier. It is super light weight and the screen size is perfect for each page. 


The new Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There’s more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design

At $124 on this is very affordable. A great tool to help my daughter with her reading. The print on the books is big and the pictures on the ‘pages’ look great. She has been using it for a couple of weeks now. I can not wait to add the current reading list her teacher has for her. 

Something tells me we are in for many more firsts with this 🙂

Do you have a Kindle? What do you like doing on it? 


  1. This sounds REALLY great for kids now a days, especially since they are so accustomed to everything being technology-based. I've been thinking about whether or not to get one for our kids, but after reading this, sounds like it would definitely be beneficial 🙂 I love that it has unlimited cloud storage! I always worry about storage limits. And wow…what a great price too!
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  2. My daughter is a HUGE reader and having this type of e-reader would be very convenient for her! Much lighter than a book!
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  3. I am all for new technology, but, don't you miss the feel of turning a page in the book you are reading

  4. momsandmunchkins says

    My mom is the biggest book lover I know and I didn't think there was any way she'd use an e-reader instead of a book she can hold in her hand. She's not very good with technology. She received a Kindle last year as a gift and she absolutely loves it.

  5. chancesmommy says

    Oh! Very cool! I don't have a Kindle (I have another eReader…I won't mention the name here). It also took me a while to want an eReader since I've always been one for having the physical book in my hands as part of the reading experience. This said, the eReaders make it easy to take along several books and not have to weigh you down 😉 LOL! Great for traveling!

  6. I’m a lot like you Kim, it’s the one tech thing I’ve resisted because I love books but when you bring up space and storage I suppose it does make a lot of sense. I’ll have to look into it and think about it. Thanks!

  7. I'm one of those people that hate reading screens too. for me it's 'work', because my job is computer related, reading is for relaxing and I love real books. But I hear ya, we donate to our local library every three months or so and we need to pass on a whole ton of books the kids have outgrown
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  8. I'd love a Kindle! We've never used one in our house but I know my twins would love to work on their reading with electronic books.
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  9. I don't have a Kindle, but I do have another brand of eReader. It is so much easier to carry that any book. That being said, however, I do switch back and forth between electronic and real books.

  10. I too think that this is so much better than having all that wasted paper sitting in boxes and shelves!

  11. Thanks for sharing this product, Kim! I have been looking into buying a device like this for a while. You have definitely helped narrow down my search! 🙂

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