Kids everywhere are heading back to school this month, and many of them are armed with digital technology, including e-books and e-readers. But parents and educators sometimes wonder if staring at an electronic screen instead of a traditional book may cause undue strain on the eyes of youngsters.
Because the popular technology is still relatively new, there are not yet sufficient studies or research results to answer all of the questions or satisfy everyone’s e-book curiosity. But there are some informed conclusions that can be reached with help from a pediatrician who was interviewed last year about this
Have you noticed that generally speaking, there are two kind of people in the world – those who are fans of fiction and others who would rather spend their time absorbing nonfiction content? A researcher in Europe did, and that inspired him to conduct research to determine how those taste preferences impact the selection of an e-book reading device.
Which Kind of Reader are You?
All you have to do to confirm this phenomenon is to suggest a new nonfiction title for the novel-loving members of your book club to read. Then sit back and watch the fireworks
Even if you own and use a device that serves as an exclusively dedicated e-reader, you may still want the added convenience and portability of reading e-books on devices like iPads, tablets, and smart phones. There are many smartly designed e-book reader apps to help make that happen, including some offered through major industry leaders like Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Here are some of the top contenders in terms of popularity, reliability, flexibility, functionality, and features.
The Amazon Kindle App
Amazon’s multi-platform app (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) includes a customizable display and syncs across multiple