One of the things that people may not consider when they start homeschooling is that it can be costly. When you send your kids to public school, you may have to buy supplies at the beginning of the year (or a couple of times) but most of the other things are supplied — the textbooks, the reading books, the classroom supplies, project ingredients, etc. Well, when you homeschool, you have to buy (or borrow) everything you need. (Yikes, I know!)
But, don’t panic! One of the best things you can do is connect with homeschoolers in your area (or even across the country) is to share resources. And, a big cost and time saver is to share books!
How to Share Kindle Books
Did you know that you can share kindle e-books with friends and family members? And, the best part? Your friends or family members don’t even need a Kindle to read the books offered through the Amazon Kindle store! (Sidebar: We have a Kindle and use it ALL THE TIME. I download books and apps for learning while traveling and we’ve even downloaded resources for field trips. So, if you’re on the fence about getting one for homeschooling, you won’t be disappointed!)
To share a Kindle book:
1. Sign into your Amazon account.
2. Search for the book you want to loan in the Kindle Store.
3. If you have a purchased a book, you will see a banner (like the one listed in this picture) telling you when you purchased it. There will be an option that says “Loan this book.” Click on that link.
4. Enter the recipient’s e-mail address (and an optional message). Then, click “Send Now.”
Note: Be sure to send the Kindle book loan notification to your friend’s personal e-mail address and not their Send-to-Kindle e-mail address.
When you click the “Send now” button, Amazon.com will send an e-mail to the recipient with your personalized message (if applicable). If the loan is not yet accepted within 7 days, it will automatically be returned to you.
You can loan eligible Kindle books to another person for 14 days. One thing to remember is that once you loan the book to another person, you won’t be able to access during that time. So, don’t loan a book for a group study!
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