Nook Guide


Here are some of the Nook features that can help you create a safe and enjoyable reading experience for your child.

Concern#1: The Nook is fragile. I love all the educational tools and eBooks that are available to my child. But I just don’t feel comfortable handing it to my child when it is so easy to break.
Solution: Get a child friendly Nook case!

There are many companies that have created childproof Nook cases so that you can be at ease when handing your child this tablet. Below are two that we recommend:

TrendyDigital WaterGuard Plus Waterproof Case with Padding

OtterBox Nook Color Tablet/Commuter Series Case

You can also find additional cases for all Nook versions here.

Concern #2: I know there are a lot of beneficial tools on the Nook that my child can use. But how can I prevent my child from using the Nook for too long? I don’t want it to become another screen that he/she stares at all day.
Solution: Screen time controls.

The Nook HD has a great, built in user profile system that parents can use to control how their children spend their time on the nook. You can have up to six profiles on your Nook HD. Each profile can be set to different settings.


Concern #3: There is so much content out there that is inappropriate for my child. How can I ensure that my child uses only the features I approve of on the Nook?
Solution: Parental controls and profiles.

Barnes and Noble has created different settings so that parents can restrict what applications and content are available to their child on the Nook. From emails, web browsers, and content, parents have limit access to almost anything on the Nook before handing it to their child. Learn more about these parental controls here.

As mentioned before, parents can also create a separate profile for their child, under which they can set specific settings that manage the content their child can see.

Note: These features are not available on all Nooks.

Concern #4: I have a Nook and am eager to use the eBooks and other tools with my child. But there is just so much stuff available! Where do I start looking?
Solution: Start exploring the Barnes and Noble store. You’ll find that Barnes and Noble, like most online stores now, has conveniently organized the content it offers into handy little categories (age, character, children’s books, picture and chapter, and more).


You can visit the Children’s section on Barnes and Noble here.

We hope these controls will be useful to you and help you create a safer and more enjoyable reading experience for your child.