Technology with Toddlers

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Image courtesy of Erikson Institute

Image courtesy of Erikson Institute

This Fred Roger Center post written by Maureen Kelleher aims to calm some of the fears parents may have about screen-time and exposure to digital media.  Her insights are based on research evidence of potential positive benefits to learning, prosocial behaviors, and social emotional development when we interact with children as they use media creating joint engagement with media).  In addition to these points, Kelleher reminds us to keep Lisa Guernsey’s 3Cs in mind – content, context and the individual child – when using digital media.

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