Toddler apps could provide cognitive-development insight

09/23/2012 | FastCoExist

With the rise of children using tablets and applications for education comes some questions over their use. Lisa Guernsey, author of "Screen Time," argues that there's often a false dichotomy drawn between passive viewing and interaction. But 77% of parents maintain that tablets are beneficial to children and help their creativity, according to a Schools.com infographic. And the use of apps by the very young could open up new vistas of knowledge into "how very young minds are understanding what they're touching on a screen and how it relates to real life," says Guernsey.

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