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Lisa Guernsey to Discuss Impact of TV on Children

Guernsey cropped.jpgDebates are raging about videos aimed at babies, toddlers and preschoolers, but what do scientists really know about their impact? Lisa Guernsey, author of Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five, will share her findings from child research laboratories at Eastern's University Hour on April 1, 2009, at 3 p.m. Drawing on examples from popular shows such as Dora the Explorer, Guernsey will discuss the age at which children begin showing evidence of learning from what they see on screen, the impact of television on language and other areas of development, the surprising impact of background television, the type of content that young children find most upsetting, and how parents and early childhood providers can make informed decisions about screen time. 

For more information, see: Guernsey flyer.pdf.