Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2016! With the holidays behind us and the new year off to a great start it may be time to start thinking about professional renewal. Check out these ideas for enhancing your presence in the professional field this new year!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Digital devices at young ages...

How do you feel about this research??

According to a nationwide survey by Common Sense Media reported in the New York Times, 72 percent of children 8 or younger used a mobile device in 2013 compared with 38 percent in 2011. Some specific findings...

* One-third of the parents of 3- and 4-year-olds said their children liked to use more than one device at the same time

* Seventy percent of the parents reported allowing their children, ages 6 months to 4 years old, to play with mobile devices while the parents did housework, and 65 percent said they had done so to placate a child in public

* A quarter of the parents said they left children with devices at bedtime, although bright screens disrupt sleep

* According to the parents, nearly half of the children younger than 1 used a mobile device daily to play games, watch videos or use apps. Most 2-year-olds used a tablet or smartphone daily

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Conference this week!

So looking forward to the MtAEYC Annual Early Childhood Conference in Bozeman this week! Keynote, Gaye Gronlund has always been a favorite.