EGM Educational Systems Offers White Paper on Kids and Technology

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Creator of READS program discusses the social benefits in limiting tech time and engaging children in conversation.

Elaine Meyers, Creator of READS

Elaine Meyers, Creator of READS

Overuse of technology can impact the development of social skills which are at least as important as technical expertise.

Elaine Meyers, creator of READS, a program to improve reading comprehension in grades 1 through 4, has written a white paper titled "Balancing technology and conversation with kids in our high tech world" that discusses the various benefits of technology and the benefits of face to face interaction. Beginning Monday, May 7, 2012, she is offering the paper as a free download to anyone who requests it on the website.

Technology is ubiquitous in today's world, and our children love to use it. Make no mistake, there are great programs and apps for children that aid their learning and provide entertainment. Unquestionably, children will need a comfort level with technology to succeed in the 21st century. But overuse of technology can impact the development of social skills which are at least as important as technical expertise.

Interacting face to face teaches a child about important social cues, such as facial expression and body language, in addition to conversation skills. Making time for one on one may mean limiting the amount of time your child spends on the computer or watching TV. Elaine says, "It is through dialogue that children will learn to express themselves verbally, improve their critical thinking skills and develop relationships with others.” Elaine points out that reading offers a great chance for parents and children to share information and discuss ideas.

In the elementary grades, homework is a fact of life. Helping your child with reading homework is made easier with the reading strategies available in the READS program. Visit the website to download the free white paper, and learn more about the READS (Really Easy and Dynamic Strategies) program.

About EGM Educational Systems
EGM Educational Systems, LLC was founded in 2009 by Elaine Meyers, M.Ed. Elaine is a certified reading specialist in a suburban Philadelphia school district. She has spent more than 25 years helping and guiding young readers and providing tips for parents to help with reading. She combined her own experiences and her desire to develop a method to help your child learn to read, to create READS, an at-home reading tool that works with any reading material. READS helps to ensure that children comprehend what they’ve read, builds critical thinking skills and promotes conversation between parent and child. Learn more about READS by visiting

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