A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Many experts recommend limiting screen media use by children over the age of two to high-quality educational media, though what that might constitute remains undefined. A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers (56 pages, PDF), from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, reviews the debate over multimedia use, examines how frequently educational claims are made in marketing and advertising, explores scientific and corporate research documenting the impact of electronic educational media on young children, and provides recommendations for further research and clearer product standards.