Childhood in the digital age
Childhood in the digital age

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3.1 Digital books

Parents and teachers as well as many librarians and book authors often ask whether ebooks are better than paper books or whether reading on screen is worse or better than reading on paper. Comparing the two formats as if one of them could be eliminated is an unhelpful dichotomy. Children need both formats, and both formats are here to stay. A more productive question therefore would be to ask who they work for, how they work, under which conditions and for which purpose of reading.

If you are interested in reading more about the research on children’s digital books, check out this article written by one of the course authors: Reading to your child? Digital books are as important as print books [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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