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Early Childhood

How much should I be involved in my kids' media lives when they're young?

It's really helpful to be involved so you can understand their line of thinking and talk about it with them. Reinforce the positive developments they're making and set boundaries where needed. Given the range of quality, it can be really helpful to play through digital content yourself before using it with your kids. You can find promotional videos on YouTube to get a taste, browse Common Sense's reviews, and use or play apps, games, and websites yourself. Importantly, your kids will learn more from these sources when you ask them questions, encourage them to explore, make connections to the offline world, discuss what's happening, and do related non-media activities with them.

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