Date of Award

5-1-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Virginia Casper

Abstract

There has long been debate about the use of screen technology with young children. The first part of this paper reviews the literature currently available, looking at previous research about television viewing as well as emerging research about touch screens. The second part takes observation of three toddlers, ages 20-26 months, using iPads as well as playing with traditional toys and analyzes the differences in play and the developmental skills demonstrated by each.

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