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ERIC Number: EJ784134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Technology as a Scaffold for Emergent Literacy: Interactive Storybooks for Toddlers
Robinson, Linda
Young Children, v58 n6 p42-48 Nov 2003
After providing a brief background on emergent literacy, the author describes interactive storybooks-software programs that allow children to interact with stories in a variety of ways. Children can listen to a story being read, following the words on the screen or in a book, and also activate animations of characters or other objects on the screen. The author focuses on authoring software that allows families and teachers to create interactive storybooks, including text that is personally meaningful for a child, read by a parent or teacher, and illustrated with photos of a child's family, pets, friends, or favorite places. Such individualized stories capture toddlers' interest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A