Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time

By admin | DOWN SYNDROME & SPECIAL NEEDS

I read with great interest this article in my Sunday (paper) issue of the New York Times.  I think you will enjoy it also.  It does give a look at both sides of the issue stating recent, and slightly older, research.  One that particularly caught my attention is that several studies found that young children “whose parents read to them from an electronic book had lower reading comprehension than children whose parents used traditional books.”

In addition to this, I think we parents of children with Down syndrome recognize the need to encourage as much speech as possible.  This is much more readily accomplished when engaging together with a traditional book than an electronic book where children become more visually focused on the screen (and action that occurs, like pop-up games).

What are your thoughts?

To view the New York Times article click below:

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?  

 

 

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