Category: Educational Games & Media

Television During the Early Years Can Cause Social Skills Deficits and… Being Bullied

–  Watching television during the early years is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Babies and toddlers exposed to prolonged screen time will have more sleep problems, weight issues, attention deficits and school difficulties. Moreover, according to a new study, one more inconvenience can now be added to …
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Should We Let our Babies Use a Tablet?

– Many people are predicting terrible consequences for young children exposed to media devices. Are the effect of tablets and smartphones on our little ones as bad as forewarned? During their early years, should children learn in front of a screen rather than using old-fashioned toys and exploring their real environment? …
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A Lot of Children Under Age One Are Exposed to Media Devices

– Although the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends to avoid exposing children under age two to devices like televisions, computers, tablets or smartphones, a new study reveals that more than one-third of infants are already playing with this kind of products. Amazingly, as many as one in seven 1-year-old toddlers …
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How Many Parents Do Read to their Children Before Bedtime?

– A recent research reveals that, while three-quarters of parents believe that reading to their kids every night is of prime importance, only one fifth of them find the time to do it, over-busy mothers being the first to see this task as a burden. Many parents consider bedtime storytelling …
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Why Babies and Toddlers Should Be “Screen Time” Deprived

– Michigan State University Extension does agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics: It’s really important to minimize TV-viewing time for children under two years old. A recommendation not only valid for television, but for all screen-devices, like tablets or other hand-held devices. Advice unfortunately not followed in practice since …
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Parents, Not Children, Need Limits on Screen Time!

– The American Academy of Pediatrics advises zero screen time for children under two years old and a limit of two hours a day for those between the ages of 3 to 18. On the other hand it seems that, until today, few recommendations were made for parents’ screen time! An oversight amended by Catherine Steiner-Aidar, a psychologist and …
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Are Parenting Websites Too “Mumsy”?

– UpAllHours.com is a new parenting platform that connects, entertains and supports parents. The website is not only for mothers, but also for fathers. Sam Sims, “Up All Hours” founder, discussed why most of men visit sites like Mumsnet – the UK’s largest network for parents – only when they’ve made a …
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Do Children Still Need to Learn Handwriting?

– Some educators regard technology as the panacea while the others worry over the threat of giving up true fundamental human experiences in favor of digital superficiality. A recent article by Maria Konnikova was published in the New York Times, therein – with the support of several studies – she  argued for the importance of teaching handwriting to our children. – …
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Why Screen Devices and Digital Media Are Not Recommended for your Toddlers

– The pervasive use of screen devices brings up complex issues in the matter of education. The majority of previous studies analyzing the effects of screens used by children were mainly focused on television, but recent studies are now raising the same kind of questions about the time spent on other devices, …
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Encouraging Parents to Disconnect from their Digital Gadgets

– All over the world, parents are becoming more and more reliant on digital gadgets and devices to pacify their children. The increase of parents practicing “digital nannying” to compensate for their lack of attention or absence towards their kids is worrisome. – In Malaysia, the Positive Parenting Programme launched …
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