Toddler Brains Resist Learning from Screens, Even Video Chat
Source: Medical X Press]
Little ones may be fascinated by the cartoon character or person on TV asking them questions and pausing for a response. But science shows that children under the age of 30 months don’t tend to learn from such encounters.
Unlike older children, infants and toddlers need responsive, face-to-face encounters with real, live humans in order to learn new information. But what about video chat? Can infants and toddlers learn from a person on a screen who, unlike a TV show or app, can call them by name and interact with them in real time?