In our research, we are interested in how the intensity of visualization in digital storybooks (i.e. how many drawings or animations are included) and the social context of storytelling (i.e. whether the story is read by the parent or the digital device) affect children's creativity, fantasy and imagination.
Children listen to a story or watch a cartoon either read by the parent or by the original audio. The amount of pictures and animations in the stories varies randomly. Before and after the storytelling session, children's creativity, fantasy and imagination are assessed through playful tests (e.g. drawing, thinking, brainstorming), while parents fill in a short questionnaire.
The research is funded by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, OTKA PD 134984), European Union project RRF-2.3.1-21-2022-00004, Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory