Are you wondering how television, videos, computers and smart phone applications impact your toddler and preschooler? This workshop focuses on how young children (ages 2-4) are impacted by “screen time” including watching television and videos, playing computer games, and entertaining themselves on your smart phone. You will learn the risks of screen exposure, whether educational programs and games can truly enhance your child’s learning, and how to establish a strong foundation for a healthy media diet as your child matures. Programs such as Sesame Street, Blues Clues, Barney, Arthur and Dora the Explorer, and how to determine what types of programs are most suitable for young children, will be explored.
Click here to sign up for the webinar on Tuesday, March 6th at 1 PM CST: Media and Early Childhood Development, with Holly Pedersen of Parents Place
Holly Pedersen, PhD, MFT
Holly is the Director of the Peninsula Parents Place Community Education Center and Family Violence Prevention Services. Her areas of expertise are childhood abuse and trauma, domestic violence and violence prevention, conflict resolution, and bullying prevention. She has taught family sociology at the University of Southern California. Her other professional experience includes providing child custody mediation for Los Angeles Family Court Services and serving as the executive director of a non-profit agency that provides mental health services to abused and neglected children. Holly developed a comprehensive bullying prevention training program for inner-city schools in Southern California and has provided school-based assessments and counseling to special-needs students for the Santa Clara County Department of Mental Health. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has a PhD in sociology and marriage and family therapy from the University of Southern California.
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