Into the Minds of Babes How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five

ISBN-10: 0465027989

ISBN-13: 9780465027989

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lisa Guernsey

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Lisa Guernseyis an education, science, and technology writer who has contributed to theNew York Times, theWashington Post, and theChronicle of Higher Education. A former reporter on technology and education for theNew York Times, she lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

Preface, or the Three Cs: Content, Context and Your Child
What Exactly Is This Video Doing to My Baby's Brain?
ADHD and autism-should I be worried?
Why do pediatricians say no screen time before age 2?
Notes
Is TV Turning My Tot into a Zombie?
Why does it look like my child is tuning out?
At what age do children become mentally engaged?
Notes
Could My Child Learn from Baby Videos?
How and when do toddlers learn from audiovisual media?
What is the "video deficit?"
Notes
My Toddler Doesn't Seem to Notice When the TV Is On-or Does He?
What is the impact of background television?
How does noise affect language development?
Notes
Which Videos Are Too Scary for My Child?
What content is most upsetting to young children?
What should I do when they get frightened by what they see?
Notes
What Is Educational About "Educational" TV?
What are the features of a well-designed preschool show?
Have children really been shown to benefit from educational shows?
Notes
Could the Right DVD Teach My Child to Speak, or Better Yet, Become Bilingual?
What exactly leads to language development?
Will foreign-language videos give my children an edge?
Notes
Can Electronic Media Enrich My Child's Vocabulary?
At what age can a video make the most difference?
Under what conditions do children learn words from TV?
Notes
Could This Program Teach My Child to Be a Good Person?
Is there any evidence that videos can inspire good character?
How are TV, pretend play and good behavior connected?
Notes
Is Interactive Media Worthwhile-or at Least Better Than TV?
Are screen-based toys of any use to babies?
Is educational software a good idea for preschoolers?
Notes
Will Screen Time Make My Children Fat?
Are there real connections between TV and obesity?
Does the location of the TV matter?
Notes
How Do Real Families Make Smart Media Choices?
How do they cope with siblings? sickness? single parenthood?
What are some examples of limits that stick?
Notes
Epilogue
Movie Review Web Sites
Web Site Reviews of Interactive Media
Resources on the Use of Electronic Media with Children Who Have Special Needs
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index
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