ERIC Number: EJ1150348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Should Technology Be a Concern for Parents of Preschoolers?
DeShelter, Lori; Slutsky, Ruslan
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v45 n2 p29-36 2017
Due to an influx of new technology, children today have more options for how they engage in play through technology than ever before. Computers, tablets, hand held video games and parents' cell phones are among the numerous technologies that affect children's playtime. Traditional play and technology play are two ways that young children engage in play today. Parents struggle with the amount of time allocated for technology play because their kids want it often. This article provides insights from a study focused on whether technology should be a concern to parents and parental perceptions about children's play.
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Information Technology, Play, Handheld Devices, Parent Role, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Time, Interviews, Recreational Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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