This post is sponsored by Epic! but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As parents, we shouldn’t be waiting for formal education to start before teaching our children to read. Reading is actually one of the most important things you can teach your children to love. The benefits will follow that child through life far after they learn to read on their own.
How to Encourage Your Child to Read with Epic:
I was recently introduced to Epic! and instantly fell in love with all it had to offer. Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 & under. It gives our kids instant access to over 25,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more. Sure these things can be found in other places, but knowing I can download an app that I know is safe is a huge sanity saver. The internet is terrifying for a mom, right?
Why is Epic! Perfect for Your School-Aged Children?
I didn’t realize Kindergarten would start out with homework but low and behold here we are with daily homework of 20 mins of reading. So Epic! to the rescue. No more lugging around a book bag full of books to different after school activities. We now have over 25,000 books at our disposal while waiting in the car line or practice for sis. When we do our homework early on, this allows for more snuggles at night once we get home.
Giving them the reins to pick and choose new genres is so interesting to watch also. Curiosity is sparked by reading about different people, places, and things. Also satisfies the child’s curiosity by providing explanations of how things work exposing them to a range of problem-solving techniques. Now, this is a rabbit hole we can get lost in. Mom, your work here is basically done!
What if your Child Doesn’t Love to Read?
Well Epic! is perfect for that. Educational videos and interactive quizzes help keep kids engaged. Such as the DIY tutu tutorial. We are officially finishing our 12th tutu. We should open a shop. Wait a minute, that’s actually not a bad idea. It is so much fun that the kids forget they’re learning. This helps foster the love of adventure and storytelling. Creativity and imagination are born from this and the thirst to know more expands further. Plus, you can create collections and favorites to make sure your little one stays focused on things you know they love. A virtual bookshelf that the baby never pulls every book off of. You know what a mess that is.
Use As a Research Tool
We try to get out and explore a lot as a family. Traveling is something that I want my kids to experience and we use Epic! to prepare for our travels. For instance, we are traveling to Hawaii in a couple weeks and using the search bar at the top we are able to find books, stories, National Geographic articles, videos and so much more. This is such a great way for our kids to help us plan trips too. Volcanos are definitely on our to-do list now. Whether it’s a fun replacement for TV time or a perfect way to spend car rides on the iPad Epic! has educational books, videos, DIY projects, and more to keep them entertained. And that 11-hour plane ride to Hawaii? Not worried about it. Thanks, Epic!
This resource as a MUST-HAVE subscription for any mom trying to figure out how to encourage your child to read and to get her kids ready for the school year and making sure they stay on track throughout. If you are like me and always looking for something to replace the mindless television watching or apps on the iPad that pose safety risks you need to download Epic!! And because they are amazing, they have offered you all a 2 month free trial if you click here.
Use code ‘michelle’ for your free trial!
Grab some coffee and sit down with your babes and help them explore new interests.