Enhanced picture books: Enhancing the literacy development of young children

Maria Cahill, Anne McGill-Franzen, Dawn Peterson

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3 Scopus citations


This chapter provides a rationale for using digitally Enhanced Picture Books (EPBs), electronic texts which pair text narration with animated pictures, with young children in the classroom and as a homeschool connection tool. First, we synthesize the research on shared reading with young children. Next, we detail the research literature in the area of digital text use with young children. We suggest substantive variables to consider when selecting EPBs. Finally, we recommend practices for integrating EPBs into the primary and early childhood classroom in a manner that will advance young children's literacy development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Tools for the Literacy Classroom
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781466639751
StatePublished - Apr 30 2013

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© 2013, IGI Global.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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