Mark-My-Time Digital Booklight
Reviewed by Stephanie Moore
The Mark-My-Time Digital Booklight is a fantastic idea; we love it in our house. When I was chosen to review the booklight it couldn’t have come at a better time and for a gadget freak like my eight year old son and he was over the moon to receive this! I had just introduced a new bedtime routine for my son, which involved a set time of reading before bedtime and then lights out. With the Mark-My-Time Digital Booklight we can set the time on it for 30 minutes (or any other time for that matter) and there is a quiet alarm that goes off when the timer runs out and the time is up. My son then knows it is time to settle down and go to sleep. It is easy to use and he can easily set it up himself.
There are three small but bright LED lights on a hinged arm which can hang over the top pages of the book to light up the page. While it might not seem like much it is such a cool feature for an eight year old boy!! They are only small but they light up the pages really well. As a mum I love this function because he can have the lights off to wind him down but still be able to read his book.
It also has a reading log included. It will store how many minutes/hours they have read for up to a maximum of 100 hours. I think this is really rewarding for the child as they can see how much reading they have done. Although a downside of this is that you cannot use both the countdown timer and the cumulative timer log together so that reading using just the countdown timer doesn’t add to the cumulative timer.
Available in a choice three camouflage colours to suit boys and girls and priced at £12.99 I think it is reasonably priced. It is powered by a small watch battery so will be easy to change when the battery runs out.
I would recommend buying it as it has been a real big hit in our house and is used every night.
Mark-My-Time Digital Booklight is available to buy from Amazon here.