You’ve seen it. Young children engrossed in tablet devices. But how much is too much? Today’s expert, Diane Levin, gives technology guidance to the parents and teachers of young children.
Parents and teachers need to interact with students. Kids need the real world. Hands-on manipulatives help them learn, as well. Today’s guest helps us with balancing the physical world and the virtual tablet-based world many young children inhabit.
Hands on Manipulatives and iPad Games with Today’s Sponsor, Tiggly
Tiggly combines hands-on manipulatives with iPad games. In my opinion, Tiggly strikes the balance that we discuss in today’s show. While you’re on Tiggly’s site, check out the Bonus Segment, Avoiding the Biggest Mistake We Make with Kids and Tablets by today’s guest, Diane Levin.
Show Notes about Kids and Tablets:
- What risks do tablets pose for young children?
- What experiences are necessary for a child’s optimal development?
- Why do children need blocks and manipulatives?
- What are ways that parents and teachers can engage with kids as they use tablet devices?
- How can we help children learn to self-regulate their use of tablet devices?
- How do you select activities and games appropriate for your child?
Who is Diane Levin?
Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Education at Wheelock College in Boston. She is the author of Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood(NAEYC) and So Sexy So Soon. She is a founder of Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment and Defending the Early Years.
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