Healthy Kids: Toddlers and screen time

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Your toddler might actually benefit from using your cellphone. According to a new study by Lafayette College, Facetime might help kids learn new skills and social interactions. Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul stopped by the studio to tell us more about what this information means for your children.

Study results:

  • Interactive conversations via video chat
  • Children form relationships
  • Learning occurs via videochat
  • Children >17 months old benefit from videochat

Benefits of videochat:

  • Facial recognition
  • Learning
  • Social interaction
  • Learn the difference between ‘real and fake’
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