Monday, March 12, 2012

Technology Groups Back Digital For Early Childhood Education

The New America Foundation's Lisa Guernsey writes at the Huffington Post (3/8) about the angst that some parents of young children feel at the notion of "touchscreens and apps slinking into your children's preschool classrooms," but notes that the "National Association for the Education of Young Children doesn't agree with you. And with good reason." Guernsey cites a statement from the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media "about technology and young children (up through age 8). Though the groups discourage 'passive screen technology' usage -- like TV and DVDs -- with children under two, they don't suggest a ban on screens for preschoolers or kindergartners as some child-advocacy groups have suggested."

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