In Study, Children Cite Appeal of Digital Reading

Many children want to read books on digital devices and would read for fun more frequently if they could obtain e-books. But even if they had that access, two-thirds of them would not want to give up their traditional print books.These are a few of the findings in a study being released on Wednesday by Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter books and the “Hunger Games” trilogy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/books/29kids.htmlAlso see:Survey: Children like e-books, parents not so much [AP]
Children are ready to try e-books, with some thinking that a bigger selection of electronic texts would make reading for fun even more fun, according to a new study. But a solid majority of parents aren’t planning to join the digital revolution.The 2010 Kids and Family Reading Report, released Wednesday and commissioned by Scholastic Inc., offers a mixed portrait of e-books and families. Around six out of 10 of those between ages 9 and 17 say they’re interested in reading on an electronic device such as the Kindle or the iPad. Around one out of three from the same age group say they’d read more “for fun” if more books were available on a digital reader.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/29/AR2010092900029.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/survey-children-like-ebooks-parents-not-so-much-20100929-15wty.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/survey-children-like-ebooks-parents-not-so-much-20100929-15wty.html

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