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April 1, 2019

Paper books are better than electronic tablets for reading to toddlers.  

A new study observed parents reading to their toddlers, using print books and with interactive, tablet-based books.  With print books, parents engaged in more reading, more conversation, and more engagement than with the electronic tablet.

I suspect that the bright lights and noises of electronic "books" are distracting for both the parents and the kids.  The well-known benefits of reading to children may not extend to books on interactive tablets.

Click here to see the article abstract.

     --  David Epstein, MD

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