The Digital and Traditional Storytimes Research Project: Using Digitized Books for Preschool Group Storytimes
Picture books for children are now available in digitized format, and questions arise as to how, when, and by whom these digital books will be used. Librarians, who already evaluate print, audio, and video materials for children, will need to begin evaluating the use of digitized books in programming for young children.
Questions to consider include whether this new computer-based technology can become an accepted educational tool; what, if any, differences might occur when using a digital book versus a traditional book; and, whether a new type of group storytime can be created - a digital storytime - and how that can be conducted in a library or preschool setting.
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