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September 22, 2016
relaxing in hammock and reading story

Is Story Time on Tablets OK? (or should you stick to print)

“Mommy! Mommy! Tonight, for story time, can we read Winnie the Pooh?” You grin when you hear these words come out of your 4 year-old’s mouth. You walk to the bookshelf and pick out The Blustery Day, a favorite, and open it to the first page. Except tonight, things are different. “No! Not that one; this one!” The demand comes as they whip out the tablet. When that first happened to me, my heart dropped. “Is this ok?” and “Does this count as screen time?” are the first two thoughts that raced through my head. I gave in this once, […]
February 18, 2016
developing mind

How does screen time impact your kids developing mind?

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with a group of friends and handed your device to the kids so that you can have an uninterrupted adult conversation? I know I’ve done this on numerous occasions. I’ve also observed both looks of approval and dis-approval from restaurant patrons for doing this. Does this behaviour make me a bad, lazy parent? Should I feel guilty about this? What impact is mobile screen time having on our kids developing minds? Although many people have opinions, no one has a true scientific understanding of what the future might hold for a generation raised […]