All posts tagged: Sherry Maysonave

Write On, Wednesday: Special Post!

By Leslie Lindsay  (image source: iTunes.com 4.05.13) Today, I have a special edition of Write On, Wedneday!  Instead of tips and ideas for the writing life, today’s post is all about digital media (which is very closely related).  While it looks like digital media is here to stay, the author of EggMania: Where’s the Egg In Exactly (Sherry Maysonav) gives parents  tips in navigating the new landscape with their children.”  Take it away, Sherry!! “Digital media for kids offers a unique platform for learning and long-term retention by activating multiple senses and cerebral pathways. Many digital products today, especially ebooks that blend entertainment with education, incorporate the three primary learning modalities simultaneously —visual, audio and kinesthetic, which increases learning potential significantly. Learning occurs depending upon the level of a child’s engagement, mentally and emotionally. So how can parents optimize their children’s screen time? Six tips for using interactive ebooks to engage your kids: 1)Visual Sense: Choose illustrated ebooks that are visually-rich, those having artful (not merely stick figure kiddy art or cartoon types common to digital games) …