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ERIC Number: EJ1125819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Toddlers and Touch Screens: Potential for Early Learning?
Kirkorian, Heather L.; Pempek, Tiffany A.
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n4 p32-37 Mar 2013
As interactive screens (e.g., tablet computers, smartphones) continue to enter the homes of young children, it becomes increasingly important to understand the impact of these technologies on development. Some studies suggest that while traditional television and videos hold little educational value for toddlers, young children may be able to learn from interactive screens. Thus it is possible that touch screen devices have the potential to succeed at benefiting toddlers where traditional videos have failed. This article summarizes existing research on educational screen media for toddlers, generates hypotheses about the potential of interactive screens, and outlines immediate needs for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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