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Science Cafe: Science of Learning - Child Development and TV

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Science of Learning: Child Development and TV

Infants and toddlers are spending unprecedented amounts of time with screen media like TVs and iPads, but do they actually learn from their educational programs? Is learning from screen media better or worse than learning from a live person? Join UW's Sarah Roseberry to explore the world of educational television, games, and apps, and their effects in early childhood development.

Common Sense Media
Christakis TED Talk
Book: "Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five" By Lisa Guernsey
Book: "Screen Time: How Electronic Media-From Baby Videos to Educational Software-Affects Your Young Child" By Lisa Guernsey
Book: "NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children" By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

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This program was outstanding! The speaker did an outstanding job of presenting both research and resources for parents. I would love to learn more about the work at the I LAB. I was so impressed by the knowledge of the speaker and the way she delivered her information!

Basically a child's development is totally depend upon its mental and physical growth therefore every parent need to work on their child's development and which are possible through science learning and navigating with television and digital world. So in order to develop our child's growth both physically and mentally we used to prefer nutritious foods and technology.