What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old

Rachel Barr, Elisabeth McClure, and Rebecca Parlakian. What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old. October 25, 2018. Washington, DC: Zero to Three.

Developed in partnership with leading researchers in the field of media and young children, this report describes what is known at this time about the effect of screen media on young children’s learning and development. The report covers key topics related to children’s early learning and screen experiences, including: why very young children sometimes struggle to learn from screen media (the “transfer deficit”); the influence of parent screen use on children’s learning (“technoference”); key ingredients to consider when making media decisions for children (The “3 C’s”); and key components of screen media content that support early learning.

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