ERIC Number: EJ1043056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Click, Swipe, and Read: Sharing e-Books with Toddlers and Preschoolers
Hoffman, Jessica L.; Paciga, Kathleen A.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v42 n6 p379-388 Nov 2014
e-Books share some key features with traditional printed picture books, but also include distinct features such as live animation, interactive components, and the operation of the technology that require new approaches to shared reading with young children. The purpose of this paper is to better inform adults working with young children (teachers, child care providers, and parents) of important factors to consider when choosing and sharing e-books with young children. We discuss why to share e-books with young children; types of e-books and how to evaluate them; how adults can best support young children's language and literacy development through shared readings of e-books, including examples of shared readings of an e-book with young children; and an exploration of the potential of e-books to support meaningful interactions around texts.
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Material Selection, Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship
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