Has Your Child Gone Digital?

In Children's, Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Association of Booksellers for Children

By Edward Nawotka

Today’s story by Kristen McLean of the Association of Booksellers for Children explains why she believes digitization and e-books are good for literacy.

Of course, some parents are likely reluctant to put their child in front of any type of electronic gizmo — be it a computer, television or beeping toy. Some may also be reticent to give their child an e-reader, which has the potential to be more edifying. Tell us: have you incorporated digital media into your home and way you interact with your child? Do you use an e-reader to read to them at night? Do they use one on their own, and, if so, is it something you encouraged or did they come to it by themselves?

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.