Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Zero to Three--Screen Sense Resource

With the Thanksgiving holiday last week, you may have missed this early literacy news update.
Zero to Three's Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight
To assist parents and caregivers with the navigation of screen time for little ones, ZERO TO THREE has developed Screen Sense:  Setting the Record Straight—Research-based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old. This new free resource, written in partnership with leading researchers in the field of media and young children, is an authoritative review of what is known about the effect of screen media on young children’s learning and development.  It is designed to serve as a tool for guiding parents and professionals in making informed decisions about screen media use.
In addition to Screen Sense, there is a summary of the key findings, tips for how to use screen media with children under 3, and an infographic about 5 common misconceptions related to children and screen media.