Type of Toy & Parent-Infant Communication

Association of the Type of Toy Used During Play With the Quantity and Quality of Parent-Infant Communication
Anna V. Sosa, PhD
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(2):132-137.
http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2478386

Conclusions and Relevance:
Play with electronic toys is associated with decreased quantity and quality of language input compared with play with books or traditional toys.
To promote early language development, play with electronic toys should be discouraged. Traditional toys may be a valuable alternative for parent-infant play time if book reading is not a preferred activity.

journalistic version:
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/01/06/461920593/kids-and-screen-time-a-peek-at-upcoming-guidance

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