iQ smartparent

Tots + Tech

Season 1 | Episode 105 | Length: 57:31

What happens when kids under age 8 watch TV and are exposed to screens? We'll discuss current research and practical considerations of exposing children to media during the early childhood years, explore the impact of educational screen time on kids of various backgrounds, and offer some tips for raising young children in our media-rich environment.

Our Guests

Angela Santomero

Angela Santomero is best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of acclaimed children’s television hits such as Blue’s Clues on Nick Jr., and Super Why! and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS KIDS. She is the Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Out of the Blue Enterprises, LLC, and oversees the creative development and research of all the company’s projects, with a mission and vision to bring educational entertainment to a whole new level.

Deborah Gilboa, MD

Deborah Gilboa, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four sons, and a professional parenting speaker and writer. She is also the author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic.

Lisa Guernsey

Lisa directs the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on how to scale up high-quality learning environments for young children, birth through age 8.

Michael Robb

As Director of Education and Research at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Michael Robb oversees the planning and development for one of the Center’s signature programs, the Early Learning Environment™ (Ele).

Deborah Linebarger

Deborah is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, College of Education and was previously a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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