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Print books may outshine e-books when reading to young children

Parents and children may have better reading experiences with print books versus e-books, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics reports. Researchers found that parents and toddlers tended to struggle for control of the tablet instead of focusing on the story, leading to both parties engaging in “more frequent social control behaviors and less social reciprocity.”

“It may be that when parents and toddlers engage over a tablet, it might be harder for them to have moments of connection,” said Dr. Tiffany Munzer, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and lead researcher of the study.  “I think part of the explanation for that is the design of tablets: they are more of a personal device. It could be that parents and kids are not used to using them together.”

Read more about the study.