That oughta learn ’em

Edmonton Sun - - LIFE -

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.

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