Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

iPads

Best Book Apps for Children

Nov 23, 2012
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There is no better gift you can give than a love of reading. So why not ‘gift’ apps as Christmas gifts? Not only are many book apps educational, but they are also quick and easy to ‘gift’. Plus, you will be sure that they are one gift that will be used, well after Christmas Day. For […]

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Why Screen-Time SHOULDN’T Matter

Nov 19, 2012
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The title of this blog is NOT a typo. I am going to share some reasons as to why I think that we shouldn’t focus on ‘screen-time’. As someone who is interested in young children’s use of technology and its impact on their development, parents frequently ask me about how much ‘screen-time’ is appropriate for […]

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Appsolutely Amazing: Apps for Preschoolers

Aug 20, 2012
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New mobile devices like iPhones, iPads and Android phones now allow young children unprecedented access to a range of apps. Many of these apps are marketed as ‘educational’ but it is interesting to note that there is no rigorous screening process in the iTunes app store to ascertain whether an app constitutes an ‘educational’ app, […]

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7 Essential Tips for Parents Using iPads with Tots

Jul 20, 2012
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There is no doubt that the iPad, iPhone and other touch-devices have become increasingly popular amongst parents of toddlers and young children. Described by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center as the ‘pass-back effect’ we are witnessing a new phenomenon amongst today’s ‘digital parents’. They are frequently handing over their mobile devices like iPhones and iPads […]

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