From Apps to Laps: What Young Children Need From Us in a Digital World
The youngest among us are no strangers to digital technology. Yet families get conflicting advice about the impact of these technologies on their children’s health and development – on one hand companies promise that media can boost their children’s intelligence while on the other America’s pediatricians urge parents to limit screen time in the early years. In this workshop, Erin Walsh explores the latest research on the power and impact of screen time in early childhood and shares the ingredients that young children need to thrive in a world dominated by screens. Using stories and warm humor, she helps parents and caregivers identify ways to use technology and media to support children’s learning and development. Facilitated by Erin Walsh, M.A., parent, speaker, educator, writer, and co-founder of the Spark & Stitch Institute.