I was gobsmacked! ... ground-breaking work.
Reading this book, I was gobsmacked! I am one of many who will be indebted to Lisa and Michael for the herculean efforts they have put into researching this topic. I tell everyone interested in these complex issues that they must read this book. It is ground-breaking work.Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
'Tap, Click, Read... transforms technology from a distraction into a partner...'
The wasted potential of millions of our children, including extremely low literacy rates, represents the greatest public health crisis facing our country and our country’s future. Tap, Click, Read, determined to help change this, transforms technology from a distraction into a partner in its wonderfully-written mission to ensure that all our children can reach their potentials.Dana Suskind, MD. University of Chicago. Co-Author Thirty Million Words, Building Your Child's Brain.
'An invaluable resource...'
An invaluable resource for any parent, educator or policymaker interested in harnessing the potential and power of media and new technologies to support young children’s learning.Diana Mendley Rauner, Ph.D, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund and First Lady, Commonwealth of Illinois
'...illuminating and exciting.'
Teachers, parents and anyone interested in the potential role of interactive technology for children’s learning will find that this book covers all of the important issues exceptionally well. Tap, Click Read’s descriptions of new creative cutting edge efforts is especially illuminating and exciting.Barry Zuckerman, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
'...a provocative and inspiring guide...'
For anyone committed to increasing social equity, this book is a provocative and inspiring guide, illuminating how the rapidly changing sea of media and technologies surrounding us both creates and dissolves hurdles for people and communities struggling with access to opportunity. Guernsey and Levine invite–and challenge–readers to embrace a new role as co-creators at its dawn of an innovative learning ecosystem that can transform our ability to create children who succeed as the readers, thinkers and learners of tomorrow.Kim Syman, Managing Partner, New Profit
'...an excellent resource that demystifies what works, what’s most important, and what's possible now.'
Mil gracias—a thousand thank you’s for imagining the class of 2030 in this superb book. The honest, asset-based and practical view of ‘equity in a new age’ breaks new ground, especially for Latino families. Times have changed but some constants are forever—parents will always aspire and work hard so that their children can have a better future. Reading is key! Tap, Read, Click is an excellent resource that demystifies what works, what’s most important, and what’s possible now.Sandra Gutierrez, Executive Director, Abriendo Puertas (Open Doors)
'...they remind us that what matters most for growing 21st century readers is the convergence of innovative tools and interventions with “human-powered” interactions and relationships between young children, parents and educators.'
In Tap, Click, Read, literacy pioneers Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine invite educators, parents and media makers to join them in “Readialand” – a place where the traditional literacies of reading, writing and speaking meet technology at the intersection of child development, early learning, and digital media. Even as they identify and describe technology-mediated, evidence-based and developmentally informed products and practices, they remind us that what matters most for growing 21st century readers is the convergence of innovative tools and interventions with “human-powered” interactions and relationships between young children, parents and educators.Chip Donohue, PhD, director, TEC Center at Erikson Institute
'Tap, Click, Read should be required reading.'
Digital education is the wild west. This book changes everything. It gives us a clear and conversational road map (including great videos) to inform decisions at home with our own children, in schools and libraries, and at the national level. Tap, Click, Read should be required reading.Kyle Zimmer, CEO, First Book
'...a fascinating tour of the new realities of literacy in a digital world.'
Levine and Guernsey have prepared a fascinating tour of the new realities of literacy in a digital world. They provide a much-needed reality check on many outdated perceptions about equity, screen time, and the critical role of parents and teachers in creating successful readers.Richard Culatta, National Education Technology Expert
'...get this book!'
We’re living through the early stages of a learning revolution with lots of hope and hype—particularly in early learning. The two best sources of wisdom in this space are Sesame Workshop and New America. Tap, Click, Read is the best review of the new literacy landscape available. It’s packed with practical advice and examples and videos for parents and educators. Cut through the hype, make sense of the app explosion: get this book!Tom Vander Ark, CEO/Partner, Getting Smart and Former Executive Director of Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation