Technology use is ever changing, and young children are growing up in a world that fully integrates digital devices into all aspects of life. The National Association for the Education of Young Children in conjunction with the Fred Rogers Center have created guidelines about what developmentally appropriate technology use for children involves.
To read the NAEYC and Fred Rogers Position Statement follow the link below:
A great way to offer school-age children media that is screen-free is to look for podcasts for kids. There are many podcasts for kids that are available that offer interactive features or invite children to submit ideas or content in some way. One that is available through NPR that curious children might find interesting is “But Why?” which asks experts to answer children’s questions.
Goal: Children will use media as a resource