Early Literacy Apps: Tools or Toys? | 1:30PM-3:15PM

239 Greene St, 5FL, New York, NY 10003

There are an overwhelming number of apps that claim to help a young child learn to read. Without industry standards on what an effective “learn-to-read” app should look like, how can parents and educators distinguish between an educational tool or toy?

In this interactive workshop, participants will experiment with popular “learn-to-read” apps, gain insight into how they line up with current reading research, and hear firsthand from classroom teachers who’ve used them. We will discuss the missing link between foundational reading skills and app design, as well as offer actionable recommendations for parents, educators, and industry developers.