ADVANCE PRAISE FOR TAP, CLICK, READ
"Finally, the ′everything book′ has been created for understanding the digital age and children′s literacy! Our tour guides for this journey Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine narrate the journey in such an engaging and fun way, you won′t be able to put this book down. It is the perfect, must–read book for the digital age!"
Ellen Galinsky, President and Co–Founder, Families and Work Institute, author, Mind in the Making
"In Tap, Click, Read, Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine give educators and parents what they so urgently need an authoritative, evidence–based guide to the ever–growing and ever–changing realm of children′s digital media. In clear, accessible prose the authors lay out for us how to choose and use today′s technological resources to help children master that most important traditional skill: reading. Guernsey and Levine have done a tremendous service to parents, teachers and children with this book."
Annie Murphy Paul, author, Brilliant: The New Science of Smart
"Wow what a smart and timely book! Every early childhood teacher, parent, and policymaker who seeks to stay afloat in a sea of innovation and technology, and who cares about improving the opportunity to learn for ALL, should devour Tap, Click, Read."
Karen Cator, President and CEO, Digital Promise, former Director, US Office of Educational Technology
"A must read for all parents, teachers, and their digitally savvy kids. Tap, Click, Read is a superb example of ′edible science′ that is accessible, digestible and usable. With a beautifully written synthesis of cutting–edge technology and current research, Guernsey and Levine show us how to rethink learning in a digital age."
Kathy Hirsh–Pasek, PHD, co–author, Einstein Never Used Flashcards, Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow and Director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University
"Tap, Click, Read is equally adept at navigating, translating, and boldly advancing a new vision for literacy in a digital age. Illuminating great research with an array of wonderful stories, Guernsey and Levine help the reader appreciate the landscape of a brave new world they inventively call Readialand. Rather than leaving us to wander unaided across uncertain terrain, they provide a user friendly playbook to drive needed changes in communities across the nation."
Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Managing Director, Campaign for Grade–Level Reading
PART 1 IMAGINING THE CLASS OF 2030 1
1 The Quiet Crisis 3
2 What to Make of Media? 12
3 How Reading Happens 24
4 From Literacy to Literacies 34
5 Paving a Path to Readialand 45
PART 2 SURVEYING THE NEWLITERACY LANDSCAPE 51
6 The Apps Explosion: What s in the Store? 53
7 E–books: When Print Comes Alive 83
8 From Talking Toys to Watson: Dreaming Up Tech for Tomorrow s Readers 106
PART 3 THE PIONEERS 123
9 Why Adults Still Matter Most 125
10 A Different Kind of Screen Time 132
Video Vignette: Play and Learning Strategies 137
11 Nudged toward Conversational Duets 151
Video Vignette: PACT for Book Reading 160
Video Vignette: Univision and Too Small to Fail 162
12 Science, Social Studies, and More: The Knowledge Readers Need 169
Video Vignette: Comienza en Casa 177
13 An Expanding Universe of Reading Partners 181
Video Vignette: TutorMate 190
14 Developing Focused Attention and Motivation 195
15 Paper and Print? Yes. 211
PART 4 HOMESTEADING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION 223
16 What Educators, Parents, Developers, and Policymakers Can Do 225
About the Authors 249
LISA GUERNSEY is a journalist and director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project at New America.
MICHAEL H. LEVINE, PHD, is a child development and policy expert and founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.