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  • Reading books together is more intimate than e-books
  • Reading books together is more intimate than e-books
    Howard County Library System (2011) ©

Reading books together is more intimate than e-books

Studies have shown that, when parents and children read stories together, it can have a hugely positive effect on cognitive development, regardless of whether they choose a physical book or e-book. But a preference for paper can make all the difference to how intimate the experience feels.



  • Gen Z love reading Gen Z love reading

    Reading is still in. And not just for older generations; teens still love to read, too. A recent survey looking at generations across the world found that Gen Z rate reading as one of the top activities to do in their spare time. Why does reading still have such an appeal for teens?

  • Article image Amazon Fire Kids Edition: tablets for tiny techies

    Stealing mum or dad's iPad to watch a show or play a game has become second nature for Gen Z. But Amazon now wants to give them their own tablet. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition is packed with educational content and kid-friendly movies to ensure they’ll never grab for mum’s gadget again.

  • Article image Why the paperback will never be put down

    In the late 2000s the future looked bleak for publishing; giant high street booksellers were going under as experts predicted e-readers, e-books and self-publishing would cause the demise of big publishing houses. So what’s happened? How did the industry adapt to remain alive and well?

  • Article image Art-thérapie: colouring books that help adults unwind

    Stressed out by mortgages, childcare and mountains of laundry, an increasing number of adults are turning to colouring books to unwind. With studies suggesting that even brief periods of art-making can reduce levels of anxiety, could this childhood pastime provide better relief than yoga?