Can Children Learn on Digital Devices? That’s the Wrong Question

From the Book Business post:

“One of the issues that troubles parents and educators alike is the question of whether children can learn to read on digital devices, or if they need to read good old-fashioned books in order to become literate. Many people have strong views on both sides of this issue, but the relevant research is inconclusive.

Along comes an expert who says that the people who worry about this are asking the wrong question. “It’s a stale conversation,” says Michael Levine, founding executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, the people who brought us Sesame Street. “Screen time is not the issue.”


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