10 reasons why we should buy ebooks for our homeschooling kids!
1. Cost: Most ebooks cost 25-75% less than regular books. Millions are even free! That means you can save your money for field trips or college funds!!!
2. Quality: Unlike paper books, ebooks never wear-out. The pages never fade, rip or fall out.
3. Updates: Printing a new edition is the matter of just a few clicks. Many students are sitting in classes reading outdated textbooks because the publishers are waiting to sell their remaining inventory in the old stock, or because schools can’t afford the new editions. Ebooks allow us to update our Blue Manor curriculum the moment we decide on an improvement, or catch an error. We never feel pressure to sell outdated books just to clear inventory and we are able to offer free upgrades on all of our book sets.
4. Future: Digital electronic communication is the medium of the future. The sooner our children become familiar with it, the better.
5. You can’t lose an ebooK: Save it in a web-cloud and you can access it from any computer in the world!
6. Easy to pack n’ store: Save hundred of ebooks to your Ipad, slip it into your purse and you are ready for a lifetime of vacations. Can you imagine carrying more than one paperback around with you? Ebooks also eliminate clutter. I have a spare bedroom filled with books. It is crazy to think that all those books would fit in one tiny e-reader and I could have my spare room back!
7. Kids love them: It really is amazing! Kids love ebooks, if only because they get to click a mouse to turn the pages.
8. Interactive: In the curriculum world, ebooks are great because they allow us to install videos and interactive learning tools.
9. Easier to teach from: I love teaching from ebooks because I can hook my laptop up to the tv and everyone can see. If needed, I can zoom in on pictures and I can print pages and worksheets as needed.
10. Save a tree. Think of all the rain forests we can can save!
What do you think, Ebook or paper back? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you. If you liked this post, please like us on facebook!
Anna Mary says
I love paper books. I love the smell, the feel and I love to highlight and write in them. However, as a busy homeschool mom of 8 kids, ebooks are more economical, and space saving for our family.
We just started Blue Manor Level 1 this week with 4 of our children and we are having a blast. This curriculum is a huge answer to prayer for me. I try to do lessons with just one child at a time, but before long all the kids are gathered around the computer listening in and having fun! Thanks so much!
I think both have their perks. I like hardbacks best. I love to see all of them. 🙂
I also get 99% of my books from the library, so eBooks would not be cheaper for me.
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chris Schulze says
But you can get ebooks from most librarys as well and keeping an eye open I’ve gotten almost 200 quality books free on amazon. We actually pay more with hard copys at librarys because someone always has a late fee.
I agree! I’m so bad about getting them back to the Library on time. And it isn’t really “free” for everyone. If you own property, you have to pay taxes for the Library.
Whether one uses the library or not, property owners still have to pay the property taxes. May as well take advantage of it!
The wait list for eBooks at my library tends to be extremely long. Plus, there’s something to be said for browsing the stacks — I enjoy stumbling on new books so much more that way (even if it means some occasional fines).
chris Schulze says
I never thought about hooking it up to the tv to read a book! That’s awesome! I do daycare besides the kids of my own and there’s always someone who can’t see the pics, I am going to have to try this out. Thanks
The kids LOVE it! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stephen Juarez says
I think we can compare these as apples and oranges for both products are really essential. Ebooks are revolutionary because of the quick access compared to hardcopies, as for that it can lead to information overload due to downloading too much books but not getting the chance to read all of it, the risk for one’s eyesight is also a huge factor . For books though, lies the same problem but with accessibility it’s already a challenge to look for essential books, the risk for one’s eyesight is also less likely to happen but it really depends on the user’s lighting at home. Though my bias will always be with books because you can access it firsthand compared to ebooks where when you delete it, and you lose net connection, or your tablet gets wrecked you lose the book instantly.
Elle Salazar says
You can easily delete your ebooks on the iPad or tablet but there are online file distribution websites such as, torrents, 4shared, zippyshare, and this new one I just discovered soulseek.