Down by the Station

Parents: Are you worried about the amount of time your child is spending in front of a screen? Did you know that your child can actually benefit from screen time if it is interactive. Notice how Miss Julie pauses to give your child a chance to answer her questions. She also encourages children to participate in the song by making their own train noises. Finding video content that encourages interactivity is one way to make screen time more valuable for your children. You might also want to watch the content with them so you can ask your children your own questions and use the content as a jumping off point for imaginative play such as taking an imaginary train ride or building a train with Duplos or cardboard boxes.