This is a common question amongst parents of young children. Take a look at what the statistics are telling us and some tips to consider before handing over your iPhone to a preschooler.Read More
s it possible that electronic toys for infants that light up, talk, sing, make sounds and play music could interfere with learning?
Importance The early language environment of a child influences language outcome, which in turn affects reading and academic success. It is unknown which types of everyday activities promote the best language environment for children.
Objective To investigate whether the type of toy used during play is associated with the parent-infant communicative interaction.
You can read more from the article at JAMA Pediatrics here...Read More
Here is some great insight from an article on NPR.org on babies and screen time:
This week, we're exploring the tech frontier through the eyes of our children. So we're starting with the littlest ones — babies. Can certain kinds of screen time help babies learn?
To find some answers, I employed the help of my 1-year-old daughter, Eva. She's still a wobbly walker and the sum total of her speaking skills sound like gibberish. But she has no problem activating Siri, the virtual assistant on my iPhone. Her 16-month-old friend, Lily, is even savvier with the gadgets.
"She knows how to turn the iPad on, she knows how to slide her finger across," says her mom, Kim Trainor...