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Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that we discourage screen time for children younger than the age of 2, and limit the time for older kids?

toddler-playingIt’s a bit of a controversial area, especially with the ease and accessibility of tablets, phones and televisions these days.

But Dr. Susan Linn, a psychologist at Harvard, believes there is a better way.

Read a blog post on some of her best recommendations for encouraging early brain development, including:

  • dirty hands
  • stick-hunting
  • puppet stories
  • and more…

What do your kids do for fun that doesn’t include screen time?

Sarah Forrest is a Reading Specialist for Oxford Learning Solutions, publishers of the Easyread System for struggling learners and dyslexics.