Time and time again, studies have proven that kids who read from a very young age perform better in school. They have larger vocabularies, stronger concentration skills, and have less trouble paying attention in class. Raising happy little readers, then, should be the goal of every parent. But, in a world with too many distractions and too many digital screens, that’s easier said than done.
Luckily, there’s an app for that: Epic!
Epic! is a subscription e-book service for kids 12 and under. It’s loaded with more than 25,000 illustrated books, chapter books, Read-To-Me books, audiobooks, educational videos, and fun educational quizzes. The collection offers titles for all ages, including babies and toddlers, and features thousands of books from award-winning publishers like Harper Collins, Encyclopedia Britannica, and National Geographic. Plus, new books are being added every week.
The service costs about the same as Netflix per month ($7.99) and gives your kids access to an unlimited number of books at the touch of a button. That means no checking books out of the library or paying late fees when you find a stray library book under the bed. It also means there’s no wait list for popular titles and new books.
Each subscription to Epic! offers unlimited access for four kids, each with their own Epic! account. They’ll get personalized reading suggestions based on their reading history, so the more they read the more the service will suggest books they’ll love.
Parents can save books for offline reading with a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the finger. This is an ideal feature for those long family camping vacations and car-bound road trips when internet connectivity is spotty, infrequent, or nonexistent.
The Epic! app is available for iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android devices running 4.2.2 or higher, and Kindle Fire HD. It can also be accessed via the web on your computer, or through a dedicated Chrome app.