Response to Recent Question on Advising Diverse Families about Electronic Toys and Early Language

I recently received a request for some resources to help families understand the impact of handing over electronic talking toys, phones and tablets to young children. Here are a few links, including the June 2017 article from Psychology Today. Feel free to suggest additional resources in the comments section.

Dr. David Walsh (June 2017) When We Outsource Talking to Toys, Psychology Today

Updated 2016 guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on Early Childhood Media Use. 

Hanen Centre: Which Toys Work Best for Supporting Interactions

Carly Shuler (2010) Kids and Apps: The Pass Back Effect Marches Forward, Joan Ganz Cooney Center

U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (2016) Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners https://tech.ed.gov/earlylearning/principles/

Fred Rogers Center/National Association for the Education of Young Children (2012) Technology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8  https://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children

Chip Donohue (Ed.) 2016, Family Engagement in the Digital Age, NAEYC/Routledge

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