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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

Zero to Five - Tech for Littles

3/7/2022 00:34:28
At what age can you safely introduce screens to your kids? Arlene Pellicane shares about ages and stages, examining screen time for babies through five years old. You'll learn what's happening in your child developmentally in the first five years, how to implement AAP recommendations for screen time, and if video chatting is okay for babies. Is tech more good or bad for teeny tiny littles?  

By the end of this conversation, you'll understand: 

4:00 Physical and cognitive milestones for babies and toddlers 

6:05 What does the AAP recommend for screen time? Do babies acquire anything meaningful from screen time? 

8:00 "Kids need to engage the world in which they actually live." - Dr. Dimitri Christakis 

9:00 Is video chatting for babies okay? 

13:30 Help for discerning what is quality programming 

15:30 Mister Rogers vs. Paw Patrol 

19:30 The dumber the toy, the smarter the child 

22:20 Will my child be at a disadvantage if he or she doesn't play with a tablet? 

25:50 Ideas for working from home with littles (without help of devices for babysitting) 

30:00 The upside of old tech (hello DVD player!) 

Learn more from Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids.

Visit Happy Home University to take the quiz, "Does my child have too much screen time?"  

Learn more from the nonprofit Children and Screens (they offer free webinars for parents).

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don't have to come from a happy home to create one.

Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children.

Inside this podcast, you'll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.