Libraries are using iPads in preschool story time

01/2/2013 | School Library Journal

Many libraries are incorporating interactive storytelling tablet applications into their traditional reading programs for children younger than 5. Librarians at Watertown, Mass., Free Public Library pass around iPads with loaded apps during story time, and Darien Library in Connecticut lends tablets that include early-reading apps. Critics argue that using tablets dilutes an important ingredient for learning -- human interaction -- and express concerns about the data collection about children and potential harmful effects of screen time.

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