Updated: Jan 11, 2021
There are a bagillion websites out there for literacy. Some of them with free or paid subscriptions. I'm willing to bet you've got an Amazon Prime Membership, but that you don't know How Amazon Prime "Delivers" FREE to Teletherapy." Your Prime Membership means you've already paid for FREE access to children's books that you can use in your teletherapy sessions. It's called Prime Reading with Kindle books.
A common misconception I've found is that you have to have a Kindle tablet to be able to access Kindle books. This, simply put, isn't true. There are two ways I access all of my freely downloaded Kindle books:
Kindle App for Mac
Kindle Cloud Reader Website
To access either Kindle option, you'll need to input your Amazon membership email and password, but afterwards, you'll have all your selected Prime Reading ready to go.
Here's the caveat: Amazon allows 10 free Prime Reading downloads at one time. After you’ve reached your 10, if you want another ebook, then you’ll need to return the one of the ebooks currently in your library. Prime Reading selections also do not remain in Prime Reading forever and rotate around. However, once you've downloaded a Prime Reading selection, it will remain in your Kindle library, even if it goes off the free market. Don't have an Amazon Prime Membership? You can try it FREE for 30 Days. If you're interested, you can use my referral code by clicking HERE.
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The Kindle app also some pretty cool features for us therapists to use when using literacy in sessions for SOME (NOT ALL) of the books:
Self-Grading Flash Card Decks (Great for planning questions!)
Highlighted Text (Great for articulation!!)
These are total game-changers! The navigation within the app is fairly simple as well. To share in Teletherapy, you'll just need to open the Kindle app or Cloud Reader in your browser, then use the application sharing feature in your platform. Literacy is incorporated into your session effectively and efficiently.
If you find yourself using your Kindle App like a pro, you'll likely start filling up those 10 FREE Kindle books pretty quickly. In that case, you may want to go the paid route of Amazon Kindle Unlimited, which opens up a ton of book options that are included in the paid version. Some of my top Kindle Unlimited downloads are Pinkalicious, Pete the Cat, Joke Books for Kids, The Little Blue Truck, and Cami Kangaroo.
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Kindle Unlimited fairly inexpensive, especially if you catch an Amazon deal! If you choose this route and would like a referral code, I have a link for you right here. Using the link I've provided would earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you. Whichever route you choose, FREE or paid, you'll be opening a whole new library of books to use to target literacy skills in your teletherapy sessions.
-Angela C. Hancock, MSP, CCC-SLP