Screens of all stripes — TVs, tablets, smartphones — have been cited as at least partially guilty for lowering kids’ interest in reading. But a new book says that tech time and reading skills need not be mutually exclusive. Called Tap, Click, Read, the just-published book highlights ways that kids can hone their curiosity as well as their literacy and critical thinking skills in the digital age.
Written by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine, the book aims to arm parents and educators with science-backed information on how to best approach today’s overwhelming amount of technological resources designed to help kids master reading. Starting from what they call the “digital wild west,” they take readers on a journey to “Readialand” where kids activate all manner of literacy skills through a rich tapestry of mediums.
Read more about the book as well as a great Q and A with the authors here.