> The Things You Can Read: Blending Something Old with Something New

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Blending Something Old with Something New

Blending Something Old with Something New

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop recently published some very interesting findings.  Researchers found that, roughly 90% of iPad owners read, "mostly print books and some e-books" with their children during shared reading time, while about 8% read both formats equally with their children, and only about 3% read "mostly or exclusively" e-books."  Over two thirds of the responding parents preferred reading print books with their children, "with more than 50% of their children agreeing."  Only slightly less than 10% of parents or children preferred their shared reading time to totally consist of e-books.  Wow!

 If you are interested in delving further into this study, you can read all the nitty gritty details at Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.  How do you feel about this?  Do you prefer reading a printed book or an e-book to your child?  We'd love to hear your thoughts on this very interesting research.  As they said over at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, "When it comes to reading we need to effectively blend 'something old with something new.'"

Well, this study reminds us, here at The Things You Can Read, of what Dr. Seuss said:

And ultimately it really doesn't matter if it is an e-book or a print book as long as you read to your child, but we, here at The Things You Can Read, have to admit we are in the 100% who read only print books to their children.

Happy Reading!
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