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ERIC Number: ED583175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
The Parent Advantage in Fostering Children's E-Book Comprehension
Dore, Rebecca A.; Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Brezack, Natalie; Valladares, Tara L.; Paller, Alexis; Vu, Lien; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy
Grantee Submission, Early Childhood Research Quarterly v44 p24-33 2018
One potential advantage of e-books is that unlike traditional books, preschoolers can read independent of an adult by using the audio narration feature. However, little research has investigated whether children comprehend a story's content after using an e-book with audio narration. The current study compares preschoolers' comprehension of an e-book in three conditions: (1) parent reading, in which parents read the e-book to their children, (2) independent with audio, in which children see the e-book independently with audio narration, and (3) independent without audio, in which children see the e-book independently but do not have audio narration available. Our results suggest that children comprehend some content from e-books using audio narration, indicating that using e-books independently may be a worthwhile activity for preliterate children while caregivers are otherwise occupied. However, results also show that children recall the most information about the e-book after reading with a parent.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A150435