Screen media and language development in infants and toddlers: An ecological perspective

Publication year: 2010 Source: Developmental Review, Volume 30, Issue 2, June 2010, Pages 176-202 Deborah L. Linebarger, Sarah E. Vaala The abilities to understand and use language represent two of the most important developmental competencies that children must master during the first 3 years of life. Over the past decade, screen media content directed at infants and toddlers has dramatically increased. As a result, infants’ and toddlers’ time spent with media has also notably increased (i.e., 1–2 h per day).

Publication year: 2010 Source: Developmental Review, Volume 30, Issue 2, June 2010, Pages 176-202 Deborah L. Linebarger, Sarah E. Vaala The abilities to understand and use language represent two of the most important developmental competencies that children must master during the first 3 years of life. Over the past decade, screen media content directed at infants and toddlers has dramatically increased. As a result, infants’ and toddlers’ time spent with media has also notably increased (i.e., 1–2 h per day).

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Screen media and language development in infants and toddlers: An ecological perspective