Is Screen Time Bad for Your Child?

Let’s talk about audiobooks, videos, digital devices, and reading

Mary Gallagher
Nov 22, 2019 · 6 min read

A print book is always going to be the best choice for young children

What this tells us is that reading books to your child is still the best thing you can do to support brain development that will give them the skills they need to be strong readers.

Audio Books

Some of my favorites

children who can find similarities and differences own a valuable skill that will translate to other learning in other areas.

More on how technology impacts a child’s brain vs reading

Using apps and online reading programs

The main thing to remember is that no reading program or animated phonics practice can replace what you do with your child using real children’s books and targeted practice aimed at their needs and strengths.

A final note on technology in all forms

Use all technology sparingly, be a good role model with technology, and err on the side of caution.

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Mary Gallagher

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Simplicity guru, nature lover, loyal friend, literacy coach, dreamer. Pick more daisies! https://simplelifesimplefaith.com

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Instilling the love of reading and books in all children’s lives. Companion page to Teach a Child to Read with Children’s Books, now available on Amazon.

Mary Gallagher

Written by

Simplicity guru, nature lover, loyal friend, literacy coach, dreamer. Pick more daisies! https://simplelifesimplefaith.com

Raise a Lifelong Reader

Instilling the love of reading and books in all children’s lives. Companion page to Teach a Child to Read with Children’s Books, now available on Amazon.

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