Study looks at benefits of e-books vs. print

MOMS

Do you prefer print or electronic reading? A new study shows there may be differences in how your child learns from each of these formats.

Researchers found that toddlers who were read from electronic books paid more attention, participated in more page turns and made more content-related comments.

They also found that children correctly identified animals in the book more often, suggesting that e-books supported learning better than print.

Whichever format you choose, try to read to your toddler every day. Make it a part of your routine and pick books that are short, simple, fun and to the point.

Parents should also ask questions about the characters and pictures to help children engage. And don't expect little ones to sit still the whole time, just keep reading.