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Young children's reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement

Kucirkova, N; Littleton, K; Cremin, T; (2017) Young children's reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement. Cambridge Journal of Education , 47 (1) pp. 67-84. 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1118441. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper offers a new characterisation of young children’s (2–8 years) reading for pleasure (RfP) with digital books. This characterisation is rooted in a re-contextualisation of Anna Craft’s conceptualisation of twenty-first century childhoods in Creativity and education futures (Stoke on Trent, Trentham, 2011) and a review of the literature concerning young children’s RfP with digital books. The paper develops Craft’s (2011) work by considering the ways in which digital books can resource the ‘4Ps of digital childhood’ in reading for pleasure. Six facets of reader engagement, nested within Craft’s (2011) 4Ps, are presented: affective, creative, interactive, shared, sustained and personalised reading engagements. It is argued that this characterisation of young children’s reading engagements can enrich our understanding of the affordances of digital books in relation to RfP in the twenty-first century. The paper thus offers an important new contribution, going beyond established work in the field, which typically explores digital books in relation to children’s learning, product design or developmental outcomes.

Type: Article
Title: Young children's reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1118441
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2015.1118441
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2015 University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Cambridge Journal of Education on 4 January 2016; available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0305764X.2015.1118441
Keywords: Reading for pleasure, e-books, child’s engagement, digital books
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1536704
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