That oughta learn ’em
a new study reveals that toddlers appear to be much more engaged with their parents when stories are read to them from books rather than digital tablets.
researchers found that instead of having the enjoyable back and forth that occurred when stories were read from a book, toddlers and parents were likely to wrestle for control of a tablet, according to the study published in JAMA Pediatrics.
“It may be that when parents and toddlers engage over a tablet, it might be harder for them to have moments of connection,” said dr. Tiffany Munzer, a developmental and behavioural pediatrician at the c.s. Mott children’s Hospital and the university of Michigan.