I own very few ibooks for my children. I personally LOVE to read on my iphone. A new book is only a few clicks away, however, it took awhile for me to make the switch from those beloved paperbacks. I still feel the need to hold a real book every now and then which is why I spent the summer borrowing real books from the public library.
When it comes to children's literature, I still feel like there is nothing like the real thing. Those beloved pages looked at over and over again. I recently read an interesting article on the new blog I began following. It talked about how enhanced ebooks distract kids from comprehending the narrative details. Do we get too caught up in all the bells and whistles of the interactive book and lose the meaning of the story? It also linked to an article about poor sleep habits after reading on an ipad at bedtime. All very interesting to me and reconfirms my belief in the "real thing".
However I do believe there is a time and place for those lovely interactive books.
Image the beautiful images of this classic on the ipad screen.
Or the interactive sounds in this one.