What makes a good digital book?

A cartoon of someone scrolling through an electronic phone device which has a stack of books on the screen

Digital books have many advantages, making Reading for Pleasure (RfP) more accessible for many children and their families.

As our world and how we consume information becomes increasingly digital, researchers from The Open University’s RfP Community Coalition have set out to answer the question: What makes a good digital book?

This animated video, Children’s Digital Books: Evidence & Design, sets out three things that can detract from digital books, as well as the four key evidence-based criteria for what makes a good digital children’s book.

This animation has been created in partnership by The Open University and BBC, with support from the OU’s School of Education, Childhood and Youth Studies.

For more information, visit childrensdigitalbooks.com.

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