Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books
[Source: Reading Rockets]
The content of a children’s book—not its form as a print book or a digital book—predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and reading storybooks in person present opportunities for learning vocabulary and comprehension. Given the rich language in books, reading aloud storybooks is an important activity for engaging children and developing their early literacy skills. Research has found that children learn better through interactions with a
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