Read Easier with your Mobile Device

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? My husband and I enjoy reading & our kids love to read, and beg to visit the library as often as possible. We also have a great book collection for the little ones to help peak their interest and love for books at an early age. Now that my children are getting older, we’ve started letting them use mobile devices to read & with a great mobile device, such as the new iPhone 7 and national coverage from companies like U.S. Cellular, it makes for reading anywhere, easier.  Since most people have a mobile device & typically use it more, while they’re not at home, you can read easier with your mobile device, because it’s with you all the time.

If you’re not already reading books on your mobile device, then let me share with you a few apps that can help you read easier with your mobile device.

  • Flipboard is an Apple App Store and Google Play Essential. It lets users personalize their news experience by selecting publications and topics they care about. My husband uses this often and it’s one of his favorites when just looking for varying topics of interest to read about.
  • Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK eBook app gives users access to more than 4 million books, graphic novels, comics and magazines. This is great for children & adults with such a variety to choose from.
  • Apps like Homer and Hooked On Phonics use games and videos to help kids learn to read and cultivate a lifelong love of learning.

If you’re new to reading on your mobile device, then here’s a few tips for making your reading experience more enjoyable on a smartphone or tablet.

  1. Adjust brightness settings so the screen isn’t too bright in a dark room, or too dim in daylight. My husband and I both prefer something different, so if we’re using the same device at different times, we make sure to adjust before we start.
  2. Take breaks to avoid eyestrain, just like reading a book.
  3. Check settings to prevent the screen from dimming while reading.
  4. Make sure to download any reading material before putting your device in airplane mode while traveling.

What tips or apps do you use when you choose to read from a mobile device that allow you to read easier?

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