I’ve learned that it helps to consider what I call the three C’s: content, context and the individual child. Most video content is nearly meaningless to babies less than a year old. (Though there is some evidence that they can imitate on-screen actions, it isn’t until they reach 18 to 24 months that they really start to comprehend what they see.) What matters is context and the child’s developmental needs.That's probably good advice for adults, too. Guernsey's op-ed is number seven today on the New York Times' "most e-mailed list," as the debate dovetails with the publication of her book.
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