Thursday, January 19, 2006

Gadgets for children: Part 2

When I wrote this post, I knew there was something more that I wanted to add, but couldn't locate it in time. Well, I found it today, and here it is:

[Research] published in the journal Education 3 to 13 has found that pupils who use interactive programs cannot remember stories they have just read because they are distracted by cartoons and sound effects.

Describing some software as "more entertainment than education", the researchers have warned teachers and parents not to abandon simple storytelling and reading books to young children.