Day Care TV Watching and Preschoolers

by Donna Gordon Blankinship | Philadelphia Inquirer | November 23, 2009

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics took a fresh look at preschoolers TV watching in home-based day care. Researchers found that young children are sitting as many as two hours a day in front of a TV and when combined with home screen time, preschoolers may be spending more than a third of […]

Addicted to the Internet?

by | | November 2, 2009

Does your child spend lots of time on the Internet? Does he/she have difficulty in ending an Internet session? Is her/his academic achievement deteriorating? Problematic Internet use can interfere with your child’s work, school, and relationships. CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich, argues that parents should pay closer attention for signs of problematic Internet use and […]

Can iPhones Help Kids Learn?

by Neil Swidey | Boston Globe Magazine | November 1, 2009

The increasing amount of educational applications available for smart phones, along with its interactive, built-in features, make it incredibly enticing for young kids to explore this new technology. Can smart phones help kids learn or do they encourage more screen time? CMCH Director, Dr. Michael Rich, argues that although parents need to pay attention to their kids’ media exposure, […]