Reports & Research
Understanding Childhood Issues & Highlighting Them
The Effects of Interactive Media on Preschoolers' Learning, 2007
Oct 01, 2007
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Over the past couple of decades, a debate has grown over the appropriateness of using computers and other interactive media, such as interactive books and toys, video games, and the Internet, to teach preschool children. While some experts believe that technology has the capacity to positively influence young children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development in significant ways, others believe that technology can rob children of many of the essential childhood experiences they need for healthy development or, even worse, cause irreparable harm.
This report provides an extensive literature review, as well as interviews with leading academics, industry executives and advocates, who are involved in the debate.