AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS:MEDIA USE BY CHILDRENYOUNGERTHAN 2YEARS• In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued apolicy statement addressing media use in children.The purposeof that statement was to educate parents about the effectsthat media—both the amount and the content—may have onchildren. In one part of that statement, the AAP recommendedthat “pediatricians should urge parents to avoid televisionviewing for children under the age of two years.”The wordingof the policy speciﬁcally discouraged media use in this agegroup, although it is frequently misquoted by media outlets asno media exposure in this age group.
OHYEAH?! SAYS WHO?• NAEYC• Fred Rogers Center for EarlyLearning and Childrens Media• Joan Ganz Cooney Center atSesame Workshop• National Association for MediaLiteracy Education• The International Society forTechnology in Education• American Academy of Pediatrics
LIBRARIANS RECOMMENDBOOKS• Storytime and thedevelopment of informationcapital• Susan B. Neuman andDonna C. Celano (researchteam who evaluated EveryChild Ready to Read)
ANDTHIS ONETOO• New America Foundation• Lisa Guernsey, Director ofthe New AmericaFoundations Early LearningInitiative• First edition was Into theMinds of Babes
WHILEYOURE AT IT...• Digital Decisions: Choosingthe right technology toolsfor early childhoodeducation • Fran Simon and KarenNemeth (NAEYC, ECE)