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Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8
This position paper by the National Association for the Education of Young Children reviews findings on the effects of technology on young children and recommends educators use their professional judgment when considering their use.
Early Childhood, Media Use, and Development: Human Touch First and Foremost
Zero to Three, 2018
Media use by young children, even those 2 years old and younger, continues to increase. It must be used appropriately in the right circumstances and at the right time.
Joint Guidance Brief on the Use of Technology with Young Children
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education released a guidance brief on early learning and the use of technology to help families and early educators use technology to promote active, engaged, meaningful and socially interactive learning.
Video Games: Preschoolers
Interacting with a parent as well as a game can encourage a preschooler’s learning. PBS Parents encourages parents to look for qualities in games that benefit a child’s development. (Also in Spanish)
Computers and Young Children
This ERIC Digest discusses technology use with young children.
The Immediate Impact of Different Types of Television on Young Children’s Executive Function
A research study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that preschool-aged children who watched fast-paced television cartoons did less well at self-regulation, working memory, and other aspects of executive function.
Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era
This clinical report provides pediatric health care providers with evidence-based information that can be used to support caregivers as they choose toys for their children.