A Child’s Take on the Digital vs Print Debate with Mary A Livingston – Children’s Book Academy

I have a new post up over at Children’s Book Academy… I’d love to know what you think.

A Child’s Take on the Digital vs Print Debate with Mary A Livingston – Children’s Book Academy.

3 thoughts on “A Child’s Take on the Digital vs Print Debate with Mary A Livingston – Children’s Book Academy

  1. i LOVED your post and was surprised that she was neutral! i would have thought that the act of holding the book, touching the pages, etc would make the book much more appealing.. i didn’t think that she would be using hand/eye skills to turn the pages, which made the actual book more difficult to master.

    thanks for sharing this, and i’m so lucky to be online to view it.. yes, cyber/electronic surely opens doors – and books – for all of us!

    z

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    • I think we adults draw more on our tactile and muscle memory than we realize. All of the things about a physical book triggers our story time emotional core. Miss T is building those memories right now so she does not have our bias.
      When I write, I am emotionally more connected to my writing if I have the sensation of graphite moving across paper. Yet I know younger folks who can only “write” if they type.
      Feeling a bit like a relic. 😉

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  2. Miss T did suprise her Nona as I thought she would definitely prefer the actual book. She obviously doesn’t have a preference. As long as it is a good book, she is happy. I was also impressed with her reciting “Brown Bear, What Do You See” by memory. I was later told by her mother that this is one of her favorites. Kudos to her parents for reading her books every night before bedtime. Loved your post, the pictures and video. Miss T now has two new friends, Miss Mary and Mr. Tim. She told me on the way home that she wants to visit you soon and wants to ride the horse with Sam.

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