Digital reading

Also known as e-reading, reading on screen or reading with digital books

Studied in home and school contexts, with particular attention paid to interactive digital books and new forms of reading for pleasure.

Peer reviewed research articles

Kucirkova, N. & Littleton, K. (2020) The Distance between the 'Self' and the 'Other' in Children's Digital Books, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.589281

 

Kucirkova, N.  & Flewitt, R. (2020) Understanding parents’ conflicting beliefs about children’s digital book reading, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

 

Kucirkova, N. (2019) Children’s reading with digital books: past moving quickly to the future, Child Development Perspectives, in press

 

Kucirkova, N. (2019). Toward reciprocity and agency in children’s digital reading, The Reading Teacher, 73, in press.

 

Kucirkova, N.  (2019) How could children’s storybooks promote empathy? A conceptual framework based on developmental psychology and literary theory, Frontiers in psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00121

 

Kucirkova, N. (2019) Socio-material directions for developing empirical research on children’s e-reading: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature across disciplines, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, https://doi.org/10.1177/1468798418824364

 

Kucirkova,  N. (2018) Children’s agency and reading with story-apps: considerations of design, behavioural and social dimensions, Qualitative Research in Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1545065

Kucirkova, N. (2017) An integrative framework for studying, designing and conceptualising interactivity in children’s digital books, British Educational Research Journal, DOI: 10.1002/berj.3317

 

Kucirkova, N. & Cremin, T. (2017) Personalised reading for pleasure with digital libraries: Towards a pedagogy of practice and design, Cambridge Journal of Education, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2017.1375458

Kucirkova, N., Littleton, K. & Kyparissiadis, A. (2017) The influence of children's gender and age on children's use of digital media at home,  British Journal of Educational Technology, DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12543

 

Kucirkova, N., Littleton, K. & Cremin, T. (2016) Young children’s reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement, Cambridge Journal of Education, published online before print, doi:10.1080/0305764X.2015.1118441

Kucirkova, N., Dale, P. & Sylva, K. (2016) Parents reading with their 10-month-old babies: key predictors for high-quality reading styles, Early Child Development and Care,1-13, [NB: This paper examines paper-based books.]

Kucirkova, N., Sheehy, K. & Messer, D. (2015) A Vygotskian perspective on parent-child talk during iPad story-sharing,  Journal of Research in Reading, 38 (4), 428-441.

Kucirkova, N. (2013) Children interacting with books on iPads: research chapters still to be written, Frontiers in Psychology, Developmental Psychology,(4). 1-3. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00995.

Kucirkova, N., Messer, D., Sheehy, K. and Flewitt, R. (2013) Sharing personalized stories on iPads: a close look at one parent-child interaction, Literacy, 47, 3, 115-122.

 

 

Book chapters:

Levy, R. & Kucirkova, N. (2017) New technologies in the primary and early years classroom. In Moyles, J., Georgeson, J. & Payler, J. (eds), Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning (5th edition), London: McGraw-Hill Education.

Kucirkova, N. & Radesky, J. (2017) Digital media and young children’s learning: how early is too early and why? Review of research on 0-2 year olds, In Sheehy, K. & Holliman, A. (eds) Education And New Technologies: Perils And Promises For Learners, Routledge.

Kucirkova. N. & Sakr, M. (2017) Personalised story-making on the iPad: Opportunities for developing the self and building closeness with others, In Burnett et al. (Eds) Mobile Literacies: The Case of the iPad. Springer

Gillen, J. & Kucirkova, N. (2017) Literacy learning in a digital world, In Goodwin, P. (eds) The Literate Classroom. London/New York: Routledge.

​Kucirkova, N. (2016) Digital personal stories: bringing together generations and enriching communities In Becky Parry, Cathy Burnett & Guy Merchant (Eds): Literacy, Media and Technology: Past, Present and Future, London: Bloomsbury.

 

Mardell, B. & Kucirkova, N.  (2016) Promoting democratic classroom communities through storytelling and story acting, In Teresa Cremin, Rosie Flewitt, Ben Mardell and Joan Swann (eds) Storytelling in Early Childhood: Enriching language, literacy and classroom culture, Routledge UK & US.

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