I follow a homeschool blog by Carisa called 1+1+1=1. If you are a teacher, parent, and/or a homeschooler and have not visited her blog, I urge you to do so. =) Since coming online in 2007, she has regularly created and shared wonderful resources for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
As I was browsing blogs in my reader this evening, I came across a post from Carisa called Easy Readers for iPads and Tablets. As I read through her post, I was becoming more and more excited at the idea she was presenting – making PDF booklets available for use on iPads and other devices.
Why would this excite me?
You have always been able to print small black and white versions as well as full size versions of these booklets (many in color) to use at home or in the classroom. Now, piggy backing off of Carisa’s idea, simply download the ‘Teacher Versions’, save them to your device, and you can create a whole bookshelf of emergent readers for your beginning reader to enjoy on your iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc. It saves paper and it’s portable!
My technology loving husband had fun experimenting and here is what it looked like on his devices…
Kindle – This could work. It just converted the booklet to grayscale.
iPhone/iPod Touch – This option even performed well – just on a smaller scale!
printable booklets that you’ve come to love
just one more way to enhance the reading skills of your young child