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

Submitted by: Pamela Watters 10/28/2014

A handful of new studies suggest that reading to a child from an electronic device undercuts the dynamic that drives language development.

This article by Douglas Quenqua originally appeared on The New York Times website on October 11, 2014.

Clifford the Big Red Dog looks fabulous on an iPad. He sounds good, too — tap the screen and hear him pant as a blue truck roars into the frame. “Go, truck, go!” cheers the narrator.

But does this count as story time? Or is it just screen time for babies?

It is a question that parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to answer as children’s books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media.

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Source: This article by Douglas Quenqua originally appeared on The New York Times website on October 11, 2014. Photo credit: Two Sides North America.