Episode 136: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Screen Time

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Are you afraid of screen time for your kids? Here’s how to use it to help their development!

Happy preschooler child playing with tablet pc sitting in the garden on the grass. Cute little girl relaxing outdoors in the park enjoying sunny summer day. Young generation leisure.

This week we talk with Sara DeWitt, vice president of PBS Kids Digital, who did a TED Talk about how parents can use tech and screens to help their kids’ development, instead of being scared of it. She had some great advice about integrating screens into your child’s life in a productive, non-disruptive way, choosing appropriate apps, and much more.

Episode Links

PBS Kids

3 fears about screen time for kids, and why they’re not true – Sara DeWitt’s TED Talk

Wild Kratts on PBS Kids

Japan Gift Wrapping Hack Explained

Common Sense Media

Cookie Monster’s Challenge

Sego Mini Road Trip

Toca Boca Apps

PBS Kids Games App

How To Configure Parental Controls On Your Fire Tablet, by Amy Oztan – Laptop Mag

How To Create A Child Profile On Your Fire Tablet, by Amy Oztan – Laptop Mag

Dirty John

Nintendo SNES Classic Edition

Parents Who Pay To Be Watched, by Kim Brooks – New Yorker Magazine

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