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3 things to know to find the right book format for your kid
There isn't a lot of research about the impact of e-reading on kids. In general, if your kids are reading — and not getting distracted by the highly interactive features some e-books have — then you should encourage them no matter which format they prefer.
To help English-language learners, kids with special needs, and busy kids who don't have a lot of time, opt for audiobooks.
Reading is the one activity that's consistently cited as universally beneficial for all aspects of kids' lives. Providing a broad selection of both print and electronic books is probably the best route toward general literacy skills.