Screens in Early Childhood
August 20, 2021 - September 10, 2021
We live in a digital world and young children are increasingly engaged in screen-based media use from infancy. This raises many questions about impacts on cognitive, language and social skill development.
In this fear, shame and guilt-free webinar series, parents will learn practical skills to help toddlers and pre-schoolers use digital devices in healthful and meaningful ways.
Over 4 weeks our aim is to educate and empower parents to set up healthy digital habits for both themselves and their children.
The series for parents, carers and educators of children aged 18 months to 6 years (starting school) and has been designed and presented by psychologist and teacher (and Mum to a preschooler), Jocelyn Brewer.
+ DATES: Fridays August 20 and 27 and September 3 and 10 at 1pm for 60 minutes. Everyone will receive access to a recording of the webinar if they can’t participate live.
+ LOGISTICS: When you register you will receive the link to join the sessions via Zoom – you will need a (free) Zoom account to participate (which you can do on your smartphone as well as tablet or laptop).
+ THE SESSIONS:
Week 1: Understanding brain development of a toddler and early digital experiences.
Week 2: Impacts of screen-based media use on social skills and language acquisition.
Week 3: Principles of positive digital parenting and building healthful digital habits.
Week 4: Selecting appropriate apps and games for your child and setting up technology use agreements.