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Children Still Prefer Print Books to E-Books

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Children are embracing e-books by the millions, but most say they still would choose the printed version, according to a survey released last week.
Scholastics biennial survey of 6- to 17-year-olds found e-books soaring in popularity (PDF): Forty-six percent of the 1,074 children said they had read an e-book, compared with 25 percent who said they had in 2010.
The e-book-reading numbers vary by only a few percentage points by gender or age group. But boys were slightly more likely to say that since they started reading e-books, theyre reading more books overall.
Half the young people said theyd read more books for fun if they had better access to e-books. And its clear that those surveyed are doing the lions share of e-book reading at home, rather than in school
Read more: Education Week: Children Still Prefer Print Books to E-Books.

Reading Practice Via Skype

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Every weekday morning, first-grader Kristoffer Jones gets ready to read.
He grabs a few books, makes his way across the classroom and settles into a chair. Pulling a book off his stack, he reads the title, “Smaller and Smaller,” out loud – into the computer screen in front of him.
It’s story time, Skype-style.
Read more: Skyping school – one school uses computer program to connect with another | StarNewsOnline.com.

New Free Social Network Encourages Reading

BiblioNasium – Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level.

As a parent to two young readers, BiblioNasium founder Marjan Ghara was spending a great deal of time trying to make sure her kids were reading good books, developing good reading habits, and learning to love books. With her co-founders, Nader and Leyli, she came up with the idea for BiblioNasium out of personal need.  Forever trying to find the next great book to read, they turned to friends and their teachers for recommendations. As enthusiastic suggestions poured in, Marjan and her kids realized they needed a digital solution to organize the information, keep track of their own favorite books and connect a new generation of digital kids.
Watch the video below for an overview of the service

Visit the site: BiblioNasium.