Contents of a story more important than the format

Contents of a story more important than the format

Children do not care if they read from a digital or a paper book. Scientists from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development conclude that the content is much more important.

Reading from both digital and paper publications is good for the child's intelligence and vocabulary, Eurekalert reports Monday.

Previously, digital stories and videos were thought to contribute better to the development of a child because the sounds and motion pictures would provide more context. Now it appears that the form of the story does not matter but the content.

The researchers allowed 38 children between three and four years to listen to four different stories. Two stories were read by an adult and two stories were played on a tablet. The children varied more due to difficulty of the story told rather than the format of the telling.

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