As a mom of two young readers, I’m excited to be apart of Bookboard! My kids love to read, and they think reading on an electronic device is more exciting than in print, which is fine with me, as long as they are reading. Plus, reading on an iPad means no more salsa spilled on library books taken out to dinner with us. Yes, that was us, and we’re sorry.
Not all electronic reading programs are created equal, and we found this out the hard way when our nine-year-old daughter downloaded 50 Shades of Grey from an online retailer. We thought we’d taken sufficient security measures to prevent her from reading anything age inappropriate, and she thought she’d found a book about colors.? We both were wrong.