Monday, October 6, 2014

Who Reads?

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I know it has been a LONG time since I posted anything, but that is about to change...

     As a member of both the gluten free community and the Speech and Language services community I know that books are a must. I use gluten free cookbooks all the time to find new recipes, get ideas for baking, and to help me make super cute decorations for my cupcakes and other bakes goods. As a SLPA in the schools I use a variety of books with my students to elicit different types of language, especially with my elementary students. I am also learning to take time for myself on a regular basis and have become a somewhat avid reader.
     Also, as a student, I am on a budget when it comes to buying books for both my and my students needs. I love my KINDLE, even though it is the first generation and doesn't really have many features.
     Have you ever thought about using a kindle or kindle app on a device (iPad/tablet) to read books to students or for your own benefit? I know that I usually have my iPad around during the day for therapy, so having my books readily available means that I can read when I get to a site early or have absent students. I have also figured out that students cannot rip and destroy books on my iPad. Plus, kindle books are generally cheaper than real books.

If any of this sounds interesting to you consider looking into buying a Kindle or Kindle Fire tablet (it is a bit of an investment but totally worth it):
Shop Amazon - All-New Kindle - Our Most Affordable Kindle - Now With Touch
Shop Amazon - Introducing Fire HD 6 - The Most Powerful Tablet Under $100
Shop Amazon - Introducing Fire HD Kids Edition - Everything Kids Love. Everything Parents Want.

To take the free route, download the free kindle app on your iPad, Android, Windows, or Blackberry device:
Kindle apps for all devices

Plus take advantage of a plethora of free kindle book apps:
Kindle Fire Free Books
Free Books for Kindle Fire (+ recent price drops)
Kindle Buffet: Find and download the best free books, magazines and newspapers for your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or Android

Do you use a kindle for personal or therapy use? Tell us how you use it and anything else you think others should know!

Hope this helps,

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