Foster Your Little Reader with Books from Ruckus Reader
When I first bought my iPad, I didn’t think I’d use it for reading. I had an eReader that my husband had purchased for Mother’s Day a few years back and it was just sitting and collecting dust.
But then I was laying in bed on night and wanted to read … but didn’t have anything next to the bed that sounded enticing. So I hit up the iBooks store. After downloading a sample chapter in a millisecond, I was hooked. And now all sorts of books are on my iPad.
Now, the other big fans of the iPad in our house are the kids … L loves any of the LeapFrog, Lego, Â or Crayola apps. But she also loves her books … lots and lots of books all over her room.
Ruckus Reader is designed to bring the best of both of these worlds together. To help kids become stronger readers, all while using technology to do it.
And while I’m not a huge fan of technology taking the place of mom and baby snuggles, I do think there are times that it comes in really handy … for example, when you’re home trying to make dinner, the toddler is fussy, and your husband just drove off to get the other kid from track practice while you juggle a hot pan of sauce in one hand and a cranky baby in the other. Not that I’m talking about my house or anything.
On top of it, if you sign up for the Ruckus Reader progress reports, you’ll get feedback on how your kiddo is doing. There’s books for every stage … and every price point. Some are free, others will cost you a few dollars. As for the Ruckus Reader parent membership, you can get a free account, which gives you access to a limited library of books and a few reports, or you can take advantage of a 6-month membership for $24.99 and get unlimited access to all the books in their library.
You can compare the memberships on their website. What do you think, is it worth having the unlimited membership? I’m tempted to try the free one first and then upgrade perhaps. I think L would love the Level 1 readers that encourage her to match letters and such. She’s big on that stuff.