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By the preschool years, most children are spending time on computers . But is it healthy for preschoolers to be interacting with computers?
Learn how time playing games on a computer screen is actually helping, not hurting, your child's education.
With the seemingly unstoppable rise of computer use in children, you can read about screen time's negative effects until your eyes bleed. But computers aren't only for leisure time; more and more kids are using computers as educational devices. The Internet is like a limitless textbook and educational games teach academic subjects in new, fun ways. These are just scratching the surface of educational technology, which some people hope will change education in drastic ways. Recent studies back them up, showing how games and other technologies can quickly improve children's learning—and their test scores. Read on for facts, figures and opinions from educators that may change your idea of screen time for children.
Learn about common causes of (and interventions for) aggressive behavior, including developmental factors, media influences, and social skills deficits.
Explains guidance and discipline methods for young children including limit setting,communicating limits and teaching more appropriate behavior.
Describes appropriate practices to help children develop authentic—healthy, positive, and realistic—self-esteem.
Describes processes adults use to directly and indirectly influence children including modeling, direct instruction, coaching and giving feedback.
This article focuses on classic autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger syndrome, with brief descriptions of Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.
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