Thursday, January 30, 2014

Screen Time: Growing Readers in a Digital World - Events at three libraries

Are you a parent or caregiver of a small child?  Have you ever wondered about how much time your child spends watching TV or using a tablet?  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that television and other entertainment media be limited to 1-2 hours a day for children.  The AAP also suggests no screen time at all for infants and children under age 2.  Yet screens surround us every day! 

Come join early learning expert Lisa Guernsey to hear:
  • An overview of issues related to screen time in early childhood
  • Advice on how to responsibly incorporate technology into a child’s life

WCCLS member libraries are dedicated to helping you connect with high quality information and navigate the sometimes confusing world of technology in the early childhood years.

Schedule of Screen Time events (all events are free and open to the public):

Screen Time: Growing Readers in a Digital World

Update: 'Like' our post on Facebook to be entered in a drawing for one of two autographed copies of Lisa's book, Screen Time.  Don't have a Facebook account?  Enter the drawing here.  Drawing to be held on February 28th.

Presenter Bio:

Lisa Guernsey is the author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child.  She also directs the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation (, a non-partisan think tank located in Washington D.C.