Keira, my nearly 4 year old girl, has developed this habit of waking up at the crack of dawn. Seriously she is up at 5 am and usually ends up taking my phone back to her room to quietly watch endless youtube toy reviews and play dough tutorials. Then she typically moves on to leafing through her bookshelf before climbing into her sisters crib to read more books together.
My girls love having books read to them, their eyes light up at the suggestion of sitting down together for reading time which usually means more than one book.
Wouldn’t it be nice if they could have any book they wanted read to them, any time they wanted?
Well now they can thanks to Epic! – a subscription service that provides unlimited access to a library of high-quality books for kids 12 and under. Kids can read any time, anywhere and on any device with Epic!
Epic! provides instant access to over 10,000 high-quality books including popular and award-winning books and series such as Ramona, The Berenstain Bears, Fancy Nancy, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many more. There is a wide range of fiction and non fiction titles in a variety of different formats including pictures books, chapter books, comic books, and audio books. For the price of a few children’s books your children can read age appropriate books that suit their interest at any time.
One format that works really well for my family is the Read-to-Me books. These books provide the option of reading as normal or having the book read to you and the pages flipped automatically as it goes along.
I showed Keira how to get into Epic! on both my phone and one of the tablets she is allowed to use. There are plenty of visual cues for her to go by so even though she can’t read she is easily able to navigate and find the read-to-me books on her own. Now she is able to “read” as many books as she wants, whenever she is allowed screen time. Even if it is when I am making dinner and unable to sit down with her to read.
I love that Epic! really encourages her to “pick up” books even more than she already does, it certainly helps to cultivate a love for reading!
There is also over 500 Spanish and Spanish/English books available, and are easily found in their own category. Perfect for those with Spanish as a first or second language – or even for those just learning! Spanish is the first non-English category, and I really hope to see French language books added at some point for us Canadians.
There is even a feature to set favourite books so your children can go back over their favourites and re-read them without having to search for them. Books can also be set to be available offline which is great for travel when there is no access to wifi and you don’t want to burn through your data plan. Your child can also discover new books through personalised recommendations based on interests and reading level.
This holiday season, why not surprise a special child by gifting them a gift subscription to Epic! Monthly subscriptions are only $4.99 per month. You can also give the gift of unlimited reading with Epic in 6 , 12, or 24 month subscriptions, available for $24.99, $49.99 or $89.99, respectively.
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Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
Wednesday 2nd of December 2015
Reading is so important for learning and for fun.Reading can take your mind to amazing places.
Sunday 29th of November 2015
I have not heard of this one before! I will have to check it out. Thank you for the 2 free months. That will be helpful to see if my son likes it enough to keep it!
Saturday 28th of November 2015
I'm going to take you up on that two month trial! Looks like it would be a lot of fun.
Thursday 26th of November 2015
My kids love to read. I am going to head over and get my 2 months free subscription to Epic. It is such a great deal.
Thursday 26th of November 2015
Sounds like a great service for my daughter. She has special needs and is having difficulty learning to read.