What's "App"ening? The World of Mobile Apps for Children

de Freitas, Francesca What's "App"ening? The World of Mobile Apps for Children., 2012 . In BC Library Conference 2012, Richmond, British Columbia, MAY 10-12, 2012. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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iPads and iPhones have become the new babysitters, and more and more children’s books are being made into apps. Do we rejoice in a new way of reading, or do we cringe at children’s diminishing contact with physical books? How can libraries stay on top of the rapid development of apps and support parents with this new technology? Come and take a look at children's apps and their extended family, including ebooks, online books, multimedia tie-ins, and assistive technologies.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: emergent literacy, preschool, children, apps, ebooks, mobile devices
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CC. User categories: children, young people, social groups.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
Depositing user: Francesca de Freitas
Date deposited: 15 May 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:22
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16987

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