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ERIC Number: EJ1125817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Toddlers, Electronic Media, and Language Development: What Researchers Know So Far
Guernsey, Lisa
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n4 p11-17 Mar 2013
Electronic media--whether child-oriented videos and games or background television--is increasingly embedded in young children's lives, raising questions of its impact on children's language skills. New research presents a multitextured picture of how different types of e-media--depending on content, context, and a child's age--can help and hurt. Research is mixed on whether children can learn words from video demonstrations alone before they are 2 years old. Between 2 and 3 years, more evidence emerges of the positive impact of video and interactive games designed for young children. Meanwhile, background television and adult-directed TV are associated with reduced language development starting from infancy.
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Language: English
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