Parents as digital "media mentors"
Many experts agree that the best technology experiences for children include active participation with adults. Reading Rockets provides great tips on how you can connect with your children while they use technology. Apps and websites can provide a good early literacy boost by exposing children to new words and helping them learn about topics they are interested in. Check out Reading Rockets' guide to Educational Literacy Apps for specific recommendations for the top apps that promote early literacy skills including phonics and print awareness. For more information on how to enjoy technology with young children in ways that promote early literacy, visit our Tech Together page on Birth to Six.