Today’s New York Times points out that most plugged in, etext-only adults still prefer physical print books for their children. (For Their Children, Many E-book Fans Insist on Paper) The reasons vary: ebooks and ereaders are expensive, offer poorer selections, can’t convey illustrations well. There’s also a great deal of affection for the tactile, physical experience of sharing books with a child, difficult to replicate with a Kindle.
But do physical books for children have any actual advanatge over ebooks? Continue reading “Should children read ebooks?”
A recent study is out examining the direct relationship between the literacy of young children and their future behavior and success. The authors at Purdue University stress the benefits of adults reading to young children between the ages of 3 to 5. As a parent, I’ve seen the positive impact in so many ways on my children, and it’s been an additional joy to see how they have embraced reading. Critical thinking, powers of observation, social cues, and a sense of humor are all nurtured by the process of being read to, not to mention the building of closer relationships.
Continue reading “Bond With Your Kids, Better Their Lives Through Reading”