Though much harder to find than regular ebooks,
multimedia ebooks for children can be a lot of fun for
children of all ages. A multimedia ebook will have all
kinds of cool features a standard ebook will not.
They could have a CD that accompanies them or could be
on the CD themselves. These are usually ordered from
the Internet instead of downloaded but you can find a
few places that will have them available for download.
The difference between a multimedia ebook and a
regular ebook is that your child can interact with and
sometimes even change the story. This turns passive
reading into something much more active.
When you get a multimedia ebook, it will either be on
a CD or come as an executable or .EXE file. This is
because it is more of a program than a document. Many
of these ebooks allow multiple people to use them and
have an area to input your name.
Some multimedia ebooks will allow your child to have
his name or even his picture put into the actual
story. This may require some adult assistance but can
be a lot of fun.
It can really encourage a young reader to get involved
with books if they are a part of the story.
Multimedia ebooks can be more expensive than regular
ebooks and can be hard to find as well. Some retailers
will have them in the computer software aisle but your
best bet is to check with bookstores on the Internet