5 Links: Screentime, Bedtime Reading, Kid App Trends

by ParentCo. January 18, 2015

Trendy topics last week included the importance of reading to kids, and the potential overuse of technology by children. Over on Medium, Gary Vaynerchuk writes "I refuse to limit or restrict hours on a screen for my children" because "it’s prepping them for the world that is going to to be. Straight up." Read it here. Meanwhile, the Guardian posted 10 children's app trends for 2015 by Stuart Dredge that's definitely worth a read if apps are part of your family life. A study discussed in The Telegraph shows that books at bedtime can help children learn more quickly. In the New York Times, a new study unsurprisingly shows that "Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own." This is a good time to again recommend @gweinger's Medium post, "Be selfish: keep reading to your kids." Wrapping it all up, on the Daily Beast @Samantha Allen writes that "men will have someday have kids without women." I thought jetpacks and hoverboards were the priority.


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