Monday, November 21, 2011

Children and the Physical Book: "It's the wonderment of her reaching for a page with me"

And I plan to read this way to my grandchildren.

To Serve The Young, E-Book Fans Prefer Print.  (The New York Times, 11/21/2011)

Excerpt: Print books may be under siege from the rise of e-books, but they have a tenacious hold on a particular group: children and toddlers. Their parents are insisting this next generation of readers spend their early years with old-fashioned books.

This is the case even with parents who themselves are die-hard downloaders of books onto Kindles, iPads, laptops and phones. They freely acknowledge their digital double standard, saying they want their children to be surrounded by print books, to experience turning physical pages as they learn about shapes, colors and animals

Center for Teaching Through Children's Books.

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