Agonizing Over Screen Time? Follow the Three C’s (New York Times | April 2020)
A timely look at child, content, and context in regards to screen time and current events.
Kids and Technology: Age-Appropriate Milestones to Aim for (Rasmussen College | September 2018)
Explores different technology milestones by age, looking for thoughtful ways to use tech in supporting children’s development.
How and When to Limit Kids’ Tech Use (New York Times)
From top tips for tech use to age-specific guidance, this article explores ways to build healthy habits and digital literacy skills.
To Tech or Not to Tech?: The Debate about Technology, Young Children, and the Library (Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC | 2019)
Based on a presentation from the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, this article explores research into children and technology, practical applications, and effective practices.
Parents Likely Misjudge Children’s Digital Screen Time
Nearly three fourths of parents misreported preschoolers’ mobile technology use; some children ages 3-5 engaged with apps intended for teens and adults.
How to Set Up a Tablet for Kids
How to set up parental controls, add accessories, and download games and apps.
Online Learning Games for Kids
Learning apps and games for kids recommended by educators, experts, and parents.
There are times when an e-book is the best choice; a School Library Journal blog article.
E-Books vs. Print: What Parents Need to Know
An introductory article of identified pros and cons when considering digital reading for ages 3-5.
Results of study Differences in Parent-Toddler Interactions With Electronic Versus Print Books
A 2019 study published in Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics which recommends sharing print books with toddlers.
Beyond the Book: New Publishing Models and Online Platforms Feed Gen Z's Need for Free or Cheap Reads, February 3, 2020
An explanation of fanfiction and free or cheap subscription reading services platforms and an introduction of how libraries can be a part of this growing trend.
Books for children from around the world.
From University of California Libraries (list), the University of Florida's "Literature for Children" Collection, the National Yiddish Book Center, the New York Public Library, International Children's Digital Library, and other libraries.
Project Gutenberg eBooks are mostly older literary works, mostly published before 1924. Project Gutenberg eBooks require no special apps to read, just the regular Web browsers or eBook readers that are included with computers and mobile devices.
The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a research project funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Microsoft Research to create a digital library of outstanding children's books from all over the world.
A select collection of the most popular english language children’s literature that is now beyond their US copyright dates; available in HTML on any web browser.
This advice is more useful for personal eBook access, rather than for school or public libraries, but it is a great resource for building a free ebook library on a single device.
Zerotothree: describes the effect of screen media on young children’s learning and development.
Quick info for parents through bullet point, charts to reinforce info, quick tips for parents, additional links (family media use plan)