Certain e-readers are better for literacy than others. Question: Is it "really reading" when my kids read e-readers instead of printed book? Answer
: As long as they are "really reading," then it's legit. The best way to ensure that real reading is happening, stick to basic e-readers with paper-like screens that don't download apps. According to a 2012 study conducted by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, print and basic e-books are better for "literacy-building experiences" than feature-rich, multimedia e-books.
Bringing e-readers to school is tricky — they can get lost, stolen, or broken. So it might be best to leave them at home or make sure your kid is very careful. —Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media
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