Scholarly literature and organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, and Ready to Learn support the use of educational technologies like Octobo for the development of early learning.
According to a report published by ScienceDaily (2019), children whose parents read to them 5 books a day have heard about 1.4 million more words than children who are never read to by the time they enter kindergarten, and parents who read even just one book a day expose their child to almost 300,000 more words than their peers who aren’t read to. Octobo is a clear supplement for reading exposure with its storybook library and audiobook mode.
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Hoffman, E.B., Whittingham, C.E., & Rumenapp, J.C. (2016). “Using tablets’ video technology to enrich early childhood read-alouds.” Illinois Reading Council Journal, 44(4), 23-33.
Ohio State University. (2019, April 4). A ‘million word gap’ for children who aren’t read to at home: That’s how many fewer words some may hear by kindergarten. ScienceDaily. Scott Steinberg, writer for Leap Frog Academy, creator of “The Modern Parent’s Guide” book series, and host of “Family Tech: Technology for Parents and Kids”.