Thanks to the multiple technological advancements in technology, now it’s possible to read books on multiple devices like in tablets, laptops, computers and even in smartphones which means that our children’s will get into reading with more frequency now that they count with this interesting feature, but this also means that physical books can be in danger in the future because our child can prefer to read on technological devices which can be harmful to their development, but it’s true that reading on tablets is as good as reading in real books as most people say? Let’s discover that in today’s article, stay tuned.
IS READING ON TABLETS AS GOOD AS REAL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN?
Sadly, if we take out multiple features like counting with a big variety of e-books, reading on tablets will be very inferior in comparison to reading on real books for multiple reasons that need to be discovered and explained to reach to an answer of the main question, however, this doesn’t mean that e-books are bad or things like that, is just that physical books are the standard option and it will be like that for a long time until technology keeps with the innovate advancements, with that being said, let’s begin with the reasons why tablets are not the best option for reading.
REASON #1: IT CAN BE HARMFUL TO THE EYES.
While this can be considered a myth, it’s proved that staring to monitors or screens such as tablets or smartphones during a long time can develop some problems into our eyes, which can be solved with common solutions like wearing glasses or things like that, but the damage will be produced so it’s important that our children don’t stay all the day viewing or even reading in tablets because it will harm their sight and it will not be worth it.
REASON #2: READING A BOOK CAN DEVELOP MULTIPLE ENJOYABLE AND FUNNY MOMENTS.
If our children read physical books, you can take this opportunity as a parent to stay with your children to help in multiple opportunities and be useful for the development of the lecture, also, let’s take into consideration the fact that children books are filled with multiple images and funny shots that makes the lecture more enjoyable and comfortable for the reader, and since we’re talking about kids, then images will be pretty needed especially, if they are learning how to read or things like that, they aren’t as intelligent as us since their thoughts are not fully developed yet, is the work os a parent to teach them how to read and multiple things that can be useful for their development.
However, this can also be a point for tablets because some e-books came with audios that improve the quality of the lecture, and since kids tend to like hearing things over than reading, they will understand everything much faster and without too much effort, but this is not something very reliable if you want to be more specific because there are some books that don’t count with the audible option, which is sad because it would be a great opportunity, for that reason, books still maintain the upper hand.
REASON #3: MOST SCHOOLS STILL USES BOOKS.
This is a big problem because if we are talking about helping our child with lectures, in schools they are still using physical books, so they can end confused and it will be annoying for them to be changing their reading device constantly, you need to be focused on one single thing, and while tablets are good for other activities like playing games and even reading at this point, you can’t pass school lectures with a technological device because it doesn’t work like that, or at least in these moments, maybe in the future, physical books will be changed for tablet lectures, which can be risky but someone needs to take the first step and change this, right? Sadly, physical books are still being the #1 option when it comes to lectures, but reading on a tablet is not bad at all, is just that it needs to be used as a secondary way of acquiring knowledge.
Kevin Carter works in marketing and research that specializes smart devices. He currently lives with his wife and kids.