Science says you should still keep reading print books over e-books

01/11/2017

According to a recent article on the Good website, there are many reasons why you should keep reading paper books over e-books including:

  • print books help you sleep
  • print books are more powerful tools for developing children and teaching them to read
  • we just don't read as well when we're looking at screens.

In addition, a 2016 study by University of Sussex psychologists in the UK revealed that reading physical books to kids makes parents more affectionate, and that "the parent-child relationship benefits more from story time with a paper book than with a tablet, because the interaction is warmer and friendlier."

For more on this topic, check out our Two Sides fact sheet - Print and paper play a key role in learning and literacy.

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Source: Penn Collins, Good website, December 19, 2016 / Ephrat Livni, Quartz website, December 20, 2016.