Top 5 parenting tips for media literacy in preschoolers

There are five essentials that will help preschoolers become media literate, says Modern Parenthood guest blogger Rebecca Hains, a children's media culture expert at Salem State University, in Salem, Mass.

4. Keep television out of your child’s room

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    Parents raising media literate preschoolers can set limits on where kids can watch – here, Frankie Thevenot, age 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom in Metairie, La., Oct. 21, 2011.
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If he or she is watching in private, you can’t talk about what’s happening on screen. (Also, studies indicate that watching TV before bedtime can disrupt young children’s sleep, so it’s best to keep TV out of their sleeping spaces.)

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