Children learn better and more efficiently from physical play and social interaction with parents, caregivers, and peers. However, our children are growing up around a world of technology. During our quarantine mandate, it is imperative to become aware of how to use screens in ways that minimize the potential negative effects and maximize learning.
When screen time is used appropriately, the experience can be both fun and educational! Technology is part of our world so we need to teach children how to make good choices around it and how to limit it. Make a parental commitment to model effective screen usage and enforce appropriate screen time limits for yourself as well as your child.