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!
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.
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