It's That Most Wonderful Time of the Year! 
Research to Drive Your Purchasing Decisions This Holiday Season
BEFORE you buy those tech gifts on your loved ones' lists, read through the research and articles below. The Vision Council reports that 1/3 of ALL ADULTS spend most of their waking hours (9+) on digital devices! Read a breakdown by generation and some of the effects it, and the actual content itself, is having on health and family.
Please read through the articles and print the materials to share with friends and family so you can choose healthy gifts this holiday season! Enjoy!
In This Issue
Media and Children
Media and Children, TED Talk
How What a Child Watches May Affect the Brain
Is All Screen Time Equal? Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Pediatrician, Research, and Parent, says "The more fast-paced media children are exposed to earlier in life, the shorter their attention spans are later." Watch this engaging and informative video to learn how media can impact development. Please share this with friends and family!
How to Protect Your Eyes From Digital Strain
The Vision Council's 2015 Report
Do you have any of these symptoms: eye strain, neck/back/shoulder pain, headache, blurred vision or dry eyes? If so, you're not alone and your devices may be to blame! According to the Vision Council, 1/3 of all adults spend 9+ hours on digital devices. Baby Boomers: this includes you too! Read the  2015 Digital Eye Strain Report HERE.
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Give Gifts That Foster Learning This Holiday Season!
We know the joy of picking out that perfect gift! Choose a gift that fosters l earning and development AND is fun! Review a list of development-ally  appropriate gifts for the precious children in your life -  CLICK HERE

Pediatricians Want to Limit TV & Entertainment Media Viewing : Why?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for children and infants under 2." It is also advised that children and teen be engaged with media for no more than one or two hours per day.
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A.D.D. Doesn't Always Add Up: Examining Vision to Determine the Best Approach to Student Success

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