How do parents feel about children moving from books to e-readers?
I don't think we can prevent it for our children's generation. Actually, we just bought a kindle for the first time and I'm delighted. I read English novels from the 1800s and many of them are very difficult to get--but they are all available for free from Amazon! I'm reading more of my favorite author Trollope than I've ever been able to get in years. My kids are having a good time finding and sharing books too.
To be honest, my mum had a kindle before i did, I think they are great you can take as many books as you wish with you and not have to worry about weight and space. However I do still love reading a book with pages, just something great about them.
e-readers are fine, but every child should be introduced to the paper book in order to experience the real enjoyment that is to be derived from reading. They should be given the chance to have a book collection, to flip pages in a real way; to go to the library and bookstore and browse just for the sheer joy of it. We need to teach them that books are their friends. The e-reader is convenient and perhaps more economical, but when the kindle breaks down the good old paperback never fails! The bottom line is that each has its time and place.
Well, don't you have to "read" an "e-reader"?
I wish for my children.............a taste of the old, and understanding of the today........and the education for the tomorrow.
Her world IS already different from mine..............the way she texts......uploads, contributes to YouTube, and virtual this and that..............she has already surpassed me in such things............
At the time of her need...................she knows, she will find me in my garden or in my backyard, or my kitchen.......when she needs to come to me again, for my validation, or for my guidance. In a fast paced world, my child, knows to call out , "Mama", and I will hear her voice.
I want my children to go forward..........I do...........what I do not want is for her to lose her way back to me.
If they want to, great; anything that allows children to learn. My kids are still reading books, and I can't remember where my e-reader is.
Is there any problem with that? I do it myself, and I love to have my books with me on my tablet wherever I am. I think I would have a strong opinion about my kid not reading at all, but as long as he reads, I don't care about the form. In the contrary, it eliminates having the whole house stuffed full with books and on top of that, he will not get attached to the paper format, which might very well be a format of yesterday (for me, it still has that wonderful tactile feeling).
I think as long as kids are reading that is all that is truly important. I mean, eventually the books will be a mere thing of collectors, and everyone! will have e-readers... Soo i don't think its a bad, thing if anything the technology might make reading more fun for them.
I recently wrote a hub on "Kindle for Kids". My parents bought my daughter a Kindle for Christmas, and she hasn't put it down and has now read 6 books. I think it has advantages and disadvantages. It's great for saving space as you can store around 1400 books on the basic Kindle. On the other hand, it's nice to have a physical book to read from sometimes. I think that technology is moving forwards at such a fast pace, and I think at some point in the future it will take away the need for books and libraries. I hope I am wrong as I still prefer a book.
I think it's actually okay to move from books to e-readers. I like that my child reads...it doesn't matter to me that its paper-bound.
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