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New America NYC: Baby Brains and Video Games

From iPads to smartphones to laptops, today's children are introduced to digital media almost as soon as they can babble and point. How should parents think about the effects of screen time on young brains? Are today's babies and toddlers learning the art of interaction, or picking up the vice of distraction? As science continues to show the critical importance of brain development in the earliest years, a panel of early learning experts will help us see this barrage of new media through a baby's eyes -- and offer some unconventional insights on technology's impact on young children in a digital age.

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Author, Origins: How The Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives and the forthcoming, Brilliant: The Science of Smart


Senior Vice President for Education and Research, Sesame Workshop


Director, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation
Author, Screen Time: How Electronic Media — From Baby Videos to Educational Software — Affects Your Young Child


Editor, Children’s Technology Review
Contributor to the New York Times blog Gadgetwise

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York City , NY 10012

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