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Screen Time

How Electronic Media - From Baby Videos to Educational Software - Affects Your Young Child

A mother of two young daughters, education journalist Lisa Guernsey wondered how  television and computers were influencing their development. She resolved to find out.

The 2012 edition features an updated epilogue on what scientists know so far about children's e-books, interactive preschool media, and more. Available in online bookshops and in stores. Hear a recent interview with Lisa on NPR's  Kojo Nnamdi Show and Diane Rehm Show.


NEWS about Screen Time:

Fall 2014: Lisa spoke in October at the Vermont Humanities Council and annual meeting of the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children. In September she was the fall speaker for the Academic Distinction Fund's speaker series in Baton Rouge, La. 

October 26, 2013
Lisa spoke at TEDx MidAtlantic on screen time and the need for media mentorship for families with young children.  

 

Screen Time by Lisa Guernsey

Recent Articles

Common-Sense, Science-Based Advice on Toddler Screen Time -- Finally!

Slate

A new message has broken through—part of a wave of pronouncements rooted in science that could make way for new approaches and push “screen time” to be much more than an electronic babysitter.