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"Impact of Television on Young Children" Discussion to be Held at Eastern

Written by Allison Kelly

Willimantic, Conn. - Lisa Guernsey, former New York Times education and technology reporter, will discuss the effect of television on children at 3 p.m. on April 1 in Eastern Connecticut State University's Student Center Theatre. Guernsey will discuss the findings of her book, "Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five." Research for her book was compiled from visits to child research laboratories across the country.

Using examples from popular shows such as "Dora the Explorer," Guernsey's discussion will explore the age at which children begin showing evidence of learning from what they see on screen; the impact of television on language and other areas of development; the surprising impact of background television; and how parents and early childhood providers can make informed decisions about screen time.

 

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