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Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Future Of Children's Books



The market for children's books is huge: Consumers buy $3.1 billion children's books annually. Now, with e-books and apps taking off, there are new opportunities to turn traditional story books into interactive experiences. Guest host Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dan Poynter, consultant and publisher at Para Publishing, and Roxie Munro, an author and illustrator of more than 30 children's books, about where children's books are headed.

6 comments:

shung lee said...

I believe it was better when we didnt have to rely on the technology so much. It feels like the technology is making me dumb.

Anonymous said...

When my kids were younger, they loved it when we would sit together especially at bedtime and actually hold a book in our hands and read them. I think that technology takes away from that expierence.

Angela Mains
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Anonymous said...

As a lover of technology and of books i do have to agree that reading has changed in a big way. I love the idea of ebooks but at the same time i don't, it is indeed a love hate relationship. As for kid books it does seem to be more bad than good since kids will rather be playing games on an iPad than be reading a book on it.

Stephanie Cardiel Com 4044

Anonymous said...

Technology is just changing the way we do everything. I think its cool how tons of books can be on one simple device. You can still lay in bed with an ipad, kindle or whatever you have and flip the pages. There's no difference. Plus you don't have to worry about bending the pages.

Andrew Govea Com101-4049

Holly Knowlton said...

So the children of the next generation are going to be spoon fed for everything. How is having something read to you any kind of learning expierence. And blind too. Staring into a bright computer or cell phone screen hurts my eyes. Teaching your children to sound words out is the way to go. And a great bonding expierence.

Holly Knowlton com 101 4080

Anonymous said...

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I do believe there are some positive and negative aspects to this in regards to learning how to read. A few positive examples: One, children will still be able to interact with their parents while reading, the only difference is there are no pages to turn. Two, for the children who are visual learners, seeing the stories in an interactive form may help them remember the words, sounds, and meanings. Third, it is convenient. A few negatives: One, children are going to begin relying on technology instead of critically figuring things out on their own. Second, just because one child may learn at a faster rate with an interactive book does not mean another child will. Third, children cannot use their imagination when reading. When I was younger my mom used to read to me and I would try to picture everything she read to me.
It all just depends on the child and their learning ability. I don't believe ALL books should be read electronically. I believe parents and children should have options. Which ever works best.