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Facing the Screen Dilemma – a fantastic resource for educators!

If you are a teacher, director or administrator in an early childhood program, I highly suggest taking a look at Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education. This free guide is a collaborative effort between the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Alliance for Childhood and Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE).

This guide helps educators wade through the research about screen time and young children, and helps them understand how screens are affecting young children. Ideas for working with parents around screen time and technology are also expertly presented.

One of the things I love best about this guide is that it actually acknowledges that choosing to keep your program screen free is a legitimate and research-based position. It also helps educators defend this position – which in many cases can seem counter-culture. Helping parents and other educators understand why your program is screen free will likely be an important part of your work, since NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) revamped their position statement on technology and completely ignored the possibility that excellent programs can consciously decide to keep their early childhood classrooms screen free.

In Facing the Screen Dilemma, you will find a balanced, well-written, and research-based look at the critical question of technology and young children. Download your free copy today at TRUCE.

(Full disclosure – I am on the steering committee for TRUCE and helped review/edit Facing the Screen Dilemma!)

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