Healthy Screen Time Habits For The Family
Article Be Tech Wise With Baby-
by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (October 5, 2020)
New parents have so much to consider. They may not be thinking about how to manage screens around their new baby.
Since technology overuse can be harmful to children’s health and development, this free resource for prospective and new parents encourages healthy screen-time habits from day 1 to allow babies to thrive. Developed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Children’s Screen Time Action Network, Be Tech Wise With Baby! is well suited for pediatrician, OBGYN, other medical offices and outpatient therapy clinics; libraries; day care centers; and all other settings that provide information for new parents and caregivers.
Be Tech Wise With Baby! covers
how to boost baby’s brain development and communication skills from birth;
ways that screen use by babies—and their caregivers— can impact a child’s healthy development; and
tips for creating a home environment that sets baby up for optimal growth.
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Note: Screens and technology in this resource refer to popular technology devices such as smartphones, not augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that are used to enable communication. AAC devices should be used at all times, in an interactive way.