Parents' Corner

Parenting Your Child in the Digital Age

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Today’s children are the first to grow up in the new digital age. It’s not uncommon to see toddlers and preschoolers navigating apps on their parents’ smartphones and tablets. Parents are understandably concerned about finding the proper balance between protecting their children and allowing them to explore the dizzying array of educational and entertaining digital media being developed specifically for kids.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Activities for Children, Tech Tips

Is Your Toddler Addicted to Your iPhone?

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

A child today may be forgiven if he didn’t recognize what Fisher-Price’s “chatter phone” is for; toys like these are often bought by parents or grandparents who like the nostalgia factor.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Toddler Care, Tech Tips

Toddlers Benefit Most from Human Interaction

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 09:13 AM writer Matt Peckham writes that "The American Academy of Pediatrics has repeatedly warned that screen time for children under the age of 2 is a no-no." and wonders if that same warning should apply to tablets and smartphones.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Learning, Toddler Care, Tech Tips

Monitor You Child’s Use of Social Media

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

When it comes to kids and social media, how much is too much? How much is just enough to make sure they have the computer skills that will be vital for the future? The Washington Post explored these issues in "Helping your kids navigate the stormy seas of social media."

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Topics: Activities for Children, Tech Tips

Use Television Programs for Children as a Learning Tool

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 08:13 AM

You may have heard plenty about how watching too much television is not good for children's growth and development but a recent Canadian study challenges that assumption. The University of Montreal found that television is "a unifying force for families" because it is the only screen around which a family can gather. According the study, in a world where people are using tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices, television viewing is one electronic activity that people can offers time to bond.

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Topics: Learning, Tech Tips

Selecting Video Games for Children

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 @ 07:44 AM

While fear that video game violence may influence children’s behavior dominates the video game debate, parents are also concerned that gaming may stunt creativity or emotional and social growth. Henry Jenkins, MIT Director of Comparative Studies, addresses parents’ concerns in an article on, debunking common video game myths. (See below and previous posts.)

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Topics: Child Behavior, Learning, Social Interaction, Tech Tips



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