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05/09/2016
Reaching adulthood brings with it many advantages, one of them being the benefit of hindsight when it comes to the importance of reading during early education. However, with the ever-growing appeal of tablets and cell phones, breaking your child away from their favored screens and conveying these benefits can prove to be quite the challenge.

Help Your Child Benefit From Reading by Utilizing Technology and Tutoring Services Near Frisco

If this challenge sounds familiar and you are struggling to break your child's gaze from their screens and divert it towards a book, The Tutoring Center of Plano has written a post to help. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of an e-reader and how it can help to not only increase your child's interest in reading but their reading ability.

Accept the Screen

The first and most difficult place for any parent to start is to accept that their love for physical books is not something that is matched by their child. However, this does not necessarily mean that your child does not match your interest in reading, it just means their attention is quickly gained by digital devices, and you need to adopt a modern tactic. This is where an e-reader comes in to help.

An E-Reader and Electronic Books (E-Books)

If during your daily commute you have seen more and more adults on the train or the bus with devices that look like a tablet or cell phone but only display text, they are using an e-reader. An e-reader is similar to a tablet in the fact that they both have a screen which can display both text and images. However, these devices are used solely for the purpose of reading an electronic version of books and can not play games or check social media updates. While these are very popular amongst adults, there is no reason why your child cannot benefit from them also. By providing your child with an e-reader (often inexpensive), you can download copies of their favorite book series' or new books from their favorite authors which they can read anywhere. The benefit of an e-reader is that it is digital, meaning that it can contain hundreds of different books in one small and familiar device. By providing access to your child's preferred reading material on a technological device, they are using a method which they are accustomed to and prefer. If you are unsure which books will be the most beneficial to your child, speak with The Tutoring Center of Plano at (469) 277-8177. With purpose-designed "Geniuses in Training" programs focused on increasing your child's reading abilities, tutors at The Tutoring Center of Plano are in the best position to provide you with advice on which reading materials your child can benefit from the most.

Digital Copies of Your Child's Textbooks

When it comes to the textbooks your child uses throughout their regular school subjects, they are both large in size and many in number. This is often a barrier to your child being able to utilize times such as the bus commute to school, as you drive them around to complete your daily errands or even on a long drive to a vacation destination. Speak with your child's teacher and discover which textbooks are available in digital form, and include these in your child's e-reader. With the ability to conveniently carry around an entire subjects worth of textbooks in their backpack, or even their pocket, the examples mentioned above can be turned into learning opportunities. With such a device, a trip to the beach where they would usually just play games on their cell phone can be transformed into a learning opportunity. If your child is serious about learning with an e-book reader, consider a device which includes a digital pen that allows them to make notes throughout their electronic textbooks. Once completed, these notes can be transferred to their laptop or school computer where they can either print out certain pages of their textbooks or easily share their notes with classmates or teachers.

Finding the Best Tutoring Services Near Frisco

If your child seems to be forever staring at their screen, instead of becoming frustrated, see a learning opportunity for them by embracing their passion for technology and consider an e-reader. If you find that your child is still struggling or you just want to ensure that their reading skills are above and beyond their class requirements, speak with The Tutoring Center of Plano at (469) 277-8177 about how tutoring services near Frisco can help.

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