The Use of Electronic Media by Young Children
Published June 28, 2022

We do not recommend excessive use of electronic media for young children.  And we completely understand parents who refuse to let their young children near tablets. However, many parents use it in a controlled way – which is the way we would advocate its use – at certain times, for a limited time, and providing controlled content.

 

What we seek to do is provide better content for those parents who rely on some forms of media entertainment – an interactive language teacher instead of cartoons.  “If you are going to stick them in front of a screen anyway, they might as well learn something”.

 

Hence our choice of medium – the tablet, and not the internet.  It is a closed and much more controlled environment. It is also interactive allowing for active rather than passive learning.