Children’s E-Literature

Frame from "Bembo's Zoo"
Still image from “Bembo’s Zoo”

As a father of two children, aged 4 and 7, I’m interested in how electronic literature can help them develop literacy beyond the traditional training in paper-based literacy they receive in preschool and school. Let’s face it, while it is important for children to learn to produce legible longhand, they should probably also learn to type without looking at the keyboard. More importantly, I want them to be exposed to works that help them develop digital literacy. In this entry, I will list some works that my children that have enjoyed while they learn to engage language in digital environments.

Kinetic Texts

Generative Works

Playable works