Parents should turn to smartphones, iPads and Kindles to get young children interested in reading amid concerns that growing numbers of infants are rejecting books, a major charity has warned.
Research by the National Literacy Trust has found that technology can have a “new and important” role to play in getting children as young as three to read.
The study said that poorer children in particular could benefit from using touch screens alongside traditional books to generate more interest in stories.
Almost three-quarters of under-fives currently have access to technology such as smartphones and tablet computers in the home and the trust insisted that it should be exploited as a basis for reading.
Source: The Telegraph (UK)