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Author Guernsey, Lisa.

Title Into the minds of babes : how screen time affects children from birth to age five / Lisa Guernsey.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2007]
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 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction Parent Teacher Collection  J 302.23 GUE    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-274) and index.
Contents Preface, or, the three Cs : content, context and your child -- What exactly is this video doing to my baby's brain? -- Is TV turning my tot into a zombie? -- Could my child learn from baby videos? -- My toddler doesn't seem to notice when the TV is on--or does he? -- Which videos are too scary for my child? -- What is educational about "educational" TV? -- Could the right DVD teach my child to speak, or better yet, become bilingual? -- Can electronic media enrich my child's vocabulary? -- Could this program teach my child to be a good person? -- Is interactive media worthwhile--or at least better than TV? -- Will screen time make my children fat? -- How do real families make smart media choices? -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Movie review web sites -- Appendix II: Web sites reviews of interactive media -- Appendix III: Resources on the use of electronic media with children who have special needs.
Summary A study of the impact of television on children under five distills research into answers designed to help parents make informed decisions about the amount and types of television watching, explaining when it is helpful and when it might be harmful to developing minds.
Subject Television and children.
Child development.
Educational television programs.
Educational films.
Television and children -- Juvenile literature.
Child development -- Juvenile literature.
Children's films -- Juvenile literature.
Educational television programs -- Juvenile literature.
Educational films -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780465027989
Standard No. 9780465027989
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