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Week 12 notes

by: Rebekah Roosa

Week 12 notes HDF 302-02

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This is everything we worked on in class this week. We mainly covered the effect of media on the development of infants.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rebekah Roosa on Friday November 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HDF 302-02 at Central Michigan University taught by Linda Traum in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Infant and Child Development in Education and Teacher Studies at Central Michigan University.

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Date Created: 11/20/15
Date: 11-16-15 Chapter 10 Notes 1. Motor and Cognitive Development a. Smart toys, TV, and the Internet i. 18-24 months, there is an increased interest in TV & Smart toys 1. 40% of 3 month olds watch TV 2. ! year olds spend about 1 hour a day, while 2 year olds spend about 1.5 hours a day watching TV 3. 75% of infants under 2 watch TV: 1 in 5 of these infants spend 2 hours watching TV 4. Parents use Television for: a. Entertainment b. Babysitting c. Education ii. One study found that smart toys where neither helpful or harmful 1. Infants engage the world in a variety of ways; the type of toy is irrelevant as long as it attracts the child’s interest 2. Infants can be engaged and develop with inexpensive toys just as effectively as high priced ones iii. TV, DVD, and video viewing has been shown to have harmful effects on cognition and brain development for children under the age of 3 1. Excluding other risk factors, the more hours infants between 1 and 3 spend watching media related to Date: 11-16-15 a. More aggression at age 4 b. Attention difficulties and hyperactivity at age 7 2. It was also determined that for every hour of media per day 2 year olds knew 6-8 fewer words 3. Parents should carefully monitor children’s TV viewing & limit the amount of time children are allowed to watch (max. 15- 30 minutes per day) a. Infants learn more effectively by doing instead of only observing b. Pots and pans with help with development just as much as an expensive toy iv. In the US, children spend an average of only 30 minutes of unstructured outdoor time per week 1. outdoor play and other nature experiences have been shown to lower depression, improve attention and concentration, and increase self-discipline  Watched the following videos:   *On 11-18-15 we worked on the fourth element of the final project


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