Reading Success Starts at Home with Bookboard

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Reading Success Starts at Home with Bookboard

Reading Success Starts at Home with Bookboard

I’ve been a mom for 2 years and an elementary school teacher for seven and a half years. I’ve taught many students to read during those years. One thing my experience taught me was that support from home was key to reading for success for young kids. Reading at home encourages and motivates students at school. Motivation is so important. And that is why Bookboard caught my eye.

W already has shelves and shelves of books in his room. It’s a result of me downsizing to a smaller classroom when I moved to special education. While he loves his books, he also has an early love for all things technology. I’m not sure how he couldn’t considering how into technology J and I are these days.

So my goal is to use our iPad in educational ways just like I do with my students in my classroom. This is why I was thrilled to discover Bookboard!

Bookboard Brings Reading to LifeBookboard Aims to Inspire

Bookboard aims to inspire young readers. It’s an app I wish I had back when I was teaching first grade. Instead of going online and buying on or two digital books for your child to enjoy. Bookboard offers a library of titles through a subscription service. Variety is definitely key when it comes to keeping kids reading!

So, if you don’t have (or don’t want) the shelves of books we have, Bookboard can help clear out the clutter a bit. Plus, if your children are huge fans of your iPad but you don’t want them just playing games, Bookboard opens up the world of reading and pairs it with the coolest technology.

Do you have a child who likes to compete? Kids will be inspired by their ability to earn achievements. As your family reads, you can discover and unlock titles. And one of my favorite features from a mom perspective is that I can tell Bookboard about my children and it will adjust the library for them!

Bookboard Library Offers Variety

Variety Equals Motivation

My years of teaching taught me just how important it is to offer students variety when it comes to reading. Discovering what they love can be the key to unlocking a passion for reading. Offering a lot of choices when it comes to books and allowing them to choose can also help develop good reading habits.

So why is it so important to get kids reading? Because reading improves literacy skills and problem-solving skills. But it also promotes social and emotional growth. Oh… and it’s a ton of fun! Personally, I find it’s a great way to spend quality family time together! There is nothing like sharing a good book even if it means you have to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1,539 times!

How do you encourage your children to read?

Formula Mom Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Bookboard. All opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. This sounds like a great app for moms and teachers. I will definitely be keeping this one in mind as I enter the teaching profession.
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  2. Sounds interesting! But I have to admit, I still have a passionate love of good old paper books!
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  3. This sounds like a great program to have. My kids love reading. They read every night before bed. My daughter is really active since she’s older. She loves books that are in a series so we’ve been on the hunt for some awesome books that come in sets. I think both my kids would love this. I’ll have to check it out for sure. Thanks!
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  4. This looks awesome! I’ll definitely have to check it out for my son and tell his teachers too!
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  5. What a great service. I’ll have to check this out!
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  6. Each night we read a book before my daughter goes to bed. Since she pretty much has them memorized, she reads her version and then I go back and fill in the missing parts.
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  7. I’m amazed at my son’s love for reading.
    It started with books, then things he sees on TV and now street signs, menus, billboards.
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