Tag: phones

Study Links Toddler’s Screen Time to Slower Speech Development

Casual baby watching a mobile phone
In recent years, young children and toddlers have been increasingly exposed to handheld devices. It’s become commonplace to see babies playing games on tablets, smartphones, and other technological devices, rather than with wooden blocks and plastic toys. This has led researchers to wonder, do these devices affect toddlers in ways different than more ‘analog’ toys? Recent studies point to...

Cell Phones Promote Literacy in Developing Countries

UNESCO has published a report explaining how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries.The report, Reading in the Mobile Era, highlights that hundreds of thousands of people currently use mobile technology as a portal to text. Findings show that in countries where illiteracy rates are high and physical text is scarce, large numbers...