In this video, I share my most recent chalkboard art and discuss the misconceptions (I believe) in our society today about early childhood.
I come to my conclusions based on many years of study along with my own observation. I also talk about the technology marketing lie here in America. The cleverness in our society has created a "market" for many things. This is just something to really think about. Early childhood is about physical development, using the imagination, discovery (interacting with the REAL world/environment) , and playing. Below I have some references that support my ideas on this.
An article on how more harm is done by early push:https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201505/early-academic-training-produces-long-term-harm
Technology harm: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-nelson/too-much-technology-is-bad-for-the-brain_b_5448015.html
Social Emotional Delay:
NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center recommend that early childhood educators
1. Select, use, integrate, and evaluate technology and interactive media tools in intentional and developmentally appropriate ways, giving careful attention to the appropriateness and the quality of the content, the child’s experience, and the opportunities for co-engagement.
2. Provide a balance of activities in programs for young children, recognizing that technology and interactive media can be valuable tools when used intentionally with children to extend and support active, hands-on, creative, and authentic engagement with those around them and with their world.
3. Prohibit the passive use of television, videos, DVDs, and other non-interactive technologies and media in early childhood programs for children younger than 2, and discourage passive and non-interactive uses with children ages 2 through 5.
4. Limit any use of technology and interactive media in programs for children younger than 2 to those that appropriately support responsive interactions between caregivers and children and that strengthen adult-child relationships.
5. Carefully consider the screen time recommendations from public health organizations for children from birth through age 5 when determining appropriate limits on technology and media use in early childhood settings. Screen time estimates should include time spent in front of a screen at the early childhood program and, with input from parents and families, at home and elsewhere.
6. Provide leadership in ensuring equitable access to technology and interactive media experiences for the children in their care and for parents and families.
*Disclaimer* This is my own opinion based off my own observations and readings. I am in no way responsible for your own choices.
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