Print Vs E Book the Good News


Visual content is definitely more interesting than anything which has just black and white. It is natural for anyone to take a second look at anything colorful than something plain. Now, this is quite psychological. For example, there is a beautiful flower garden that has a bed of red, pink and yellow roses, and there’s a picture of roses in a black & white tint. There’s no doubt you’ll be more attracted to the garden. Won’t you?

Now, it’s the same thing with children being more attracted to something they can identify, hold and experiment with. Colors are that visually friendly.

However, with technology making more advancement each day, although bringing up kids has become easy, it’s quite a problem when you have to restrict them from using gadgets. They’re growing up to be smart and tricky when they want something. Nonetheless, research still has some good news.

Print Vs E-Book the Good News

Child psychology researchers have found that toddlers verbalize and interact more while reading print books than tablets or e-books. Their neurological development, social aptitude, improves and their analytical skills become stronger. In fact, it’s not just mental development but also the bonding with the parents that increases.

When it comes to e-books what most people see is usually assumed as an extension of the toddler's burgeoning personality. But in reality, it is an alter to the parent's dreams for their child's future. All you need to do is design your toddler's room needs with a bookshelf of colorful book spines and big-eyed characters.

While it is a well-known fact that reading has a lot of benefits socially and mentally for the kids, there is also a lot of emotional development that takes place. The children start bonding with the parents more and understanding every small gesture the parent makes. Every expression that the parent makes is understood the right way by the child because they start visualizing more and more emotions during their storytelling time through listening, colors, and images in the books. Also, it transmits a love for learning automatically and helps mature creativity, imagination, confidence, and empathy.

How Reading Helps:

  • Helps your child recognize sounds, words and learn the language
  • Develops strong communication skills
  • Stimulates curiosity and creativity
  • strengthens your relationship
  • Reading also improves interaction and involvement of the child in any activity including looking at pictures books and reacting to the images, singing rhymes and songs, etc.
  • Reading also helps in recognizing the difference between ‘real’ and ‘make-believe’

So, if you’re a tech-savvy parent looking to cut down on the clutter and shrink that bookshelf into a tablet for your kids, you may want to reconsider your idea. While every research states that toddlers interact more with print books than e-books, screen time also plays a vital role. You definitely don’t want your kids to get addicted to the screens and spoil their eyesight. In fact, research also presents that screens can affect children mentally, and they also become physically slow. Print content is definitely a better choice to deal with anytime and anywhere.

Anytime is a good time for a book!

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