publication . Article . 2016

Tablet-Based eBooks for Young Children: What Does the Research Say?

Reich, SM; Yau, JC; Warschauer, M;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Young children's use of electronic books (eBooks) is increasing as handheld touch screen devices, such as tablets, become increasingly available. Although older children's reading on tablets has been more broadly investigated, less is known about the impacts of digital reading for infant, toddlers, and preschoolers. This review compares the educational affordances of reading on tablets versus print books for young children's learning.A qualitative synthesis of research on tablet-based eReading and young children's learning from screens was conducted.When eBooks are designed well, preschool-aged children learn equally well and sometimes more than from print books...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: eBooks, electronic books, tablets, reading, young children, emergent literacy
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