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EVENT: Screens in Early Childhood – August 2021

Apr 30, 2021


// SCREENS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: Empowering parents to manage digital device use

We live in a digital world and young children are increasingly using screen-based media use from infancy.  This raises many questions about the impacts on brain, language and social skill development.

Over 4 sessions the aim is to educate and empower parents to set up healthy digital habits for both themselves and their children.

The series for parents of children aged 18 months to 6 years (starting school) and has been designed and presented by psychologist and teacher, Jocelyn Brewer. Parents will learn practical skills to help toddlers and pre-schoolers use digital devices in healthful and meaningful ways.

Each webinar is 45 minutes long, with question time at the end and practical activities to try out with your children.  Webinars will be recorded and available for participants to watch/catch up on if they can’t view the live event.

The sessions:

  1. Week 1: Understanding brain development of a toddler and early digital experiences.
  2. Week 2:  Impacts of screen-based media use on social skills and language acquisition.
  3. Week 3: Principles of positive digital parenting and building healthful digital habits.
  4. Week 4: Selecting appropriate apps and games for your child and setting up technology use agreements.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the positive and potential negative impacts of screen-based media use on toddler and pre-schooler development.
  • Build the skills to select appropriate apps and games for toddlers.
  • Apply the principles of healthy technology habits and a balanced relationship with devices, apps and games.

Dates: 4 x Fridays –  August 20 and 27, September 3 and 10 at 1pm AEST/Sydney time.



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