Should Kids be reading Ebooks or paperback

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Re: Should Kids be reading Ebooks or paperback

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Let them read the format of their choice, as long as they're reading. We love paperbacks because we grew up with them, but honestly, if a tablet gets them interested, then great! Frankly, if we are going to preserve the Earth, we need to start embracing tech more, and less cutting down of trees to make more books. Less than 50% are being published on recycled paper... That's over 2 billion books printed on trees in the U.S. alone each year. :(

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LKCooper wrote:Let them read the format of their choice, as long as they're reading. We love paperbacks because we grew up with them, but honestly, if a tablet gets them interested, then great! Frankly, if we are going to preserve the Earth, we need to start embracing tech more, and less cutting down of trees to make more books. Less than 50% are being published on recycled paper... That's over 2 billion books printed on trees in the U.S. alone each year. :(
Interesting. I never thought about this.
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Starting with paperbacks I'll say, there's definitely something about this. Ebooks still ok
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Ama Idim wrote:Starting with paperbacks I'll say, there's definitely something about this. Ebooks still ok
Why is that, if I may ask.
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I think that paper books should be introduced first. The device that you read ebooks on is usually expensive. When the child understands how to treat books with respect, them the child should be introduced to ebooks.

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Paperback, because the love of books only grows by that sweet scent of paper you get when you have one in hand
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I think paper back. Based on my observation on kids, they enjoy those pop-up books. And I agree with Star88, when the child understands the value of books then go and introduced the ebook versions.
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I'd rather have my kid reading a paperback version of a book to be honest.
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Paper Please.
When I first began homeschooling our brood, I set them up with online literature. Our book shelves stay full and available. But, I noticed the schools had even the younger grades using screen time for their learning. A short few weeks later into our curriculum, I would hear complaining about eye aches and headaches. I took them all to the eye doctor, where they obtained simple reading glasses to wear as needed, except for one who's sight was a bit more off. Then I rearranged their lessons to screen-readable or printable to allow for choice.
While I see the connection for development of I-hand coordination can include traditional books, I also allowed for personal preference which seemed to help with home-schooling. Low and behold, we spend a significant amount of time and money on paper and ink. Majority of our lessons are requested in tangible paper form. This includes the older tween in our home.
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I think kids should start reading physical books. The only reason why I read e-copies is because they are cheaper and easier to carry when traveling to work, etc.

Given that kids would probably have more free time than most adults and that they don't have to think about expenses yet, they should be starting with the basic. Nothing beats the feel of a book on your hands. Let them have a feel of the physical ones first before exposing them to digital copies.

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I think it's all about balance. I'm letting my kids choose the amount of screentime they want, and for the most part it's working out okay. They play outside just as much as they're on their screens. They can have their tablets during the day and before bed we read a physical book. I think if your kid is able to tell you what's going on in the books they're getting on the tablet, that's fantastic! Learning is learning as far as I'm concerned.

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I agree with all of you. I really believe that both paper books and e-books are able to ignite the love of reading among young children.

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I love paperback books, but if ebooks are available and safe for kids to use, then I have no problem letting my daughter read them. Both are perfectly good mediums to expose kids to reading.

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