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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

@VickiBatman ~ Thoughts on a dad and iPad

Last week, an article appeared in Publisher's Weekly about a Dad who only lets his son read on an iPad.

Here's the link: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/the-ipad-dad-who-wont-let-son-read-books/story-fni0cx4q-1226868554082?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=429981508a-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-429981508a-304641145%3Fsv%3Da50d8c3c2f180781e34eb420678cdaee#.UzmMsr0lzmc.facebook

To summarize, Mr. Fallah says,  “I think reading a story on your iPad is a good way to show kids what reading should be, it’s a lot more fun, things sparkle.”

He comments on the fact that all kids books on iPad are "better than normal books." And mentions the ability to "highlight" words. He likes how the book reads itself to his son and "don't have to be there." He did say he reads with his son, though.

When I put this up on Facebook, my how people had stuff to say. I am especially fond of the whole "What do you do when electricity goes out and the battery fails" camp.

So what do you think?


Cara Marsi said...

Is this guy serious? I love my ereader, but there's nothing like the feel and smell of a book. And as someonesaid, what happens when the battery goes down and you can't charge the iPAD?

vicki batman said...

Hi Cara! Yes. He's serious. And what if there's no electricity too? Why be so limiting is my thought. And will his son grow up thinking all books are games and not about the story? Thanks sweetie

Angela Adams said...

There's such a thing as "too much" technology. Thanks for the post.

Angela Adams said...

p.s., Vicki, I l-o-v-e the picture accompanying your post!!!

vicki batman said...

Hi Angela. I agree.

vicki batman said...

Thanks Angela. It struck me as appropriate for the topic. And very loving.

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