On NPR’s Morning Edition, there was a recent article about media and early childhood development. The article references the importance of monitored media consumption and how the guidelines for youth and children haven’t been updated since 1999, but just now received a refresh.
Kids as young as 15 months can learn from media, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics — as long as a caregiver is present and involved. The idea is to shift the focus from what is on the screen to who else is in the room.
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