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Screen Time

How Electronic Media - From Baby Videos to Educational Software - Affects Your Young Child

A mother of two young daughters, education journalist Lisa Guernsey wondered how  television and computers were influencing their development. She resolved to find out.

The 2012 edition features an updated epilogue on what scientists know so far about children's e-books, interactive preschool media, and more. Available in online bookshops and in stores. Hear a recent interview with Lisa on NPR's Diane Rehm Show.

On October 26, 2013, Lisa will speak at TEDx MidAtlantic on screen time and the need for media mentorship for families with young children.  


Screen Time by Lisa Guernsey

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