“(Findings from this and other studies suggest) that when adult-child pairs play around electronic toys, adults are less responsive to children’s attentional bids than when playing with traditional toys, there is less pretense and elaboration with e-toys than with traditional toys, and that when parents read e-books rather than traditional books to their 3-year olds, their children are less likely to follow the plotline of the story.”

Read more at Brookings Education + Development, September 8, 2015