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Child’s play in the time of COVID: screen games are still ‘real’ play

Jane Mavoa, University of Melbourne and Marcus Carter, University of Sydney Play is a core part of a healthy childhood, through which children develop social, communication, cognitive and physical skills. Children’s play adapts to its circumstances. Recently children have been incorporating pandemic related themes into their play, such as coronavirus tag, where the point is [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:09:42+10:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Screen Use, Technology|0 Comments

Too much screen time hinders brain development in preschoolers

It's fairly settled by now that too much screen time isn't good for kids, but for specifics we have to turn to science. A new study from researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center may have filled in some of the blanks, finding that preschool-aged children had lower levels of white matter in their [...]

By |2019-11-12T07:49:19+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Screen Use, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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