Channeling Positive Tablet Usage To Foster Childhood Development

TechCrunch – Yuval Kaminka

“Kids spend too much time on tablets and smartphones, not enough time outside!”

“They are losing key skills because they are spending too much time on video games and apps!”

We hear statements like these constantly, but the fact is, technology is a part of our lives, including our children’s, and that isn’t likely to change. Instead of looking at tech as the ogre, why not consider the types of apps, games and programs children are using?

Research from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shows that less than half of the screen time for kids between ages 2-10 involves “educational” material. Parents should look for more positive and productive ways for kids to interact with devices. Screen time, if monitored and channeled properly, can provide meaningful experiences and outcomes for children. Read More