Mom: How many times I have to tell you to sit straight when you read? how many times, I told you to switch on the lights when you read? Why the iPad is so close to your eyes??
Kid: Oh okay, okay! I will properly read “next” time.

Is this the typical conversation in your home? In my home, yes 🙁 🙁  Somehow, the kids don’t really remember to follow good reading habits because they get too engrossed in reading / watching iPad.

Bad vs. Good Reading Habits

Bad: Read too closely

Good: Keep a distance of at least 30 cm from the book

Bad: Read in dim light

Good: Read in a well-lit environment.

Bad: Read for too long

Good: Take breaks after every 30 minutes

Recently, I got BookBuddy – a smart bookstand that makes sure that kids follow above-mentioned Good Reading Habits. BookBuddy has smart sensors that ensure and make beeping alert sounds when kids go too close to the book OR read in the dim light OR even when they read for too long a time. Bingo!! As a parent, now there is BookBuddy to monitor when kids are reading.

Look at some unboxing pics. Kids actually had fun unboxing it and they wanted to assemble it themselves.

It comes with 2 batteries and it is very convenient to fix the batteries and all. Just take care that younger kids don’t swallow small parts!

One more thing – BookBuddy not only promotes good reading habits and thereby brighter vision for kids but it is also an excellent way to improve kids’ posture. My daughter already has myopia so for her, smart device like BookBuddy is necessary so that the specs power doesn’t go too high.


This naughty girl tested whether the smart sensors really catch you if you are not following good reading habits…This is what happened…


Must-Know’s about BookBuddy

  • BookBuddy™ is the smart bookstand which reminds your child to read in good reading conditions through the use of smart sensors.
  • It helps our children to develop healthier reading habits thereby improving their visual and spinal health.
  • It is Lightweight and portable. That makes it an excellent travel companion for avid readers.
  • Supports two ergonomic reading angles.
  • Page extender to support taller books or paper
    Retractable arms to firmly hold pages of all sizes
  • It features light and proximity sensors.

Here is a video tutorial on how to use BookBuddy:

Studies have shown that more than 80% of school-going children in Singapore have developed myopia by the time they leave high school. I agree because I got myopia in primary school and my daughter too.

We have BookBuddy. You too consider getting this Smart Bookstand for maintaining good Eyesight!

More Info:

BookBuddy is retailing at S$84.90. There are 3 wonderful colors available – Green, Blue and Pink. Buy it here on online store.

Know more about BookBuddy on Web and Facebook


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