Volume 10, Issue 29
Reinforced Recommendation: No Screen Time for Kids Under 2
However, despite the AAP's guidelines, the results of a new survey from Common Sense Media show that electronic media are prevalent in the lives of children from birth to age 8. More than a quarter of all screen time is spent with newer digital media, including computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets, with half of all children having access to one of these devices. More specifically, apps on newer mobile devices are increasingly popular, and have been used by 10 percent of infants up to 1 years old, 39 percent of 2- to 4-year-olds, and 52 percent of 5- to 8-year-olds.
NIEER looked at similar developments this past summer in a blog post entitled, "Child's Play: Should Preschoolers Engage with Technology or Good-Old Fashioned Fun?"
Diagnosing Young for Early Interventions
Yet More Evidence: BPA's Negative Effects on Preschoolers
Babies' Sense of Fairness
Infants Learning Language, Two at a Time
Another recent study from the University of British Columbia and OECD found that newborns with bilingual mothers are more likely to prefer the mother's two languages over others and are able to separate out the two languages from each other. What this all means is that children are capable of understanding more than one language far earlier than previously thought. Other studies find that preschool education programs can effectively teach in two languages.
New on Preschool Matters...Today!
OECD Report Sounds a Warning: Early Education Needed Now More Than Ever
Early Education News Roundup
Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters
The Need for Full-Day Kindergarten
Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Attainment and Degree Completion
Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a Digital Age