What's better for learning: educational TV or educational apps?

Parents often assume apps are more educational because kids are actually doing something as they play, while TV is a passive experience. And though it's true that interactive media has demonstrated learning potential, TV also makes a huge impact on kids.

Truthfully, the educational possibilities come down to two factors: you and your kid. Studies show that kids learn best when they're engaged in the material and when parents are involved. So, pick whichever your kid likes (or use both types). Help your kid choose age-appropriate and quality apps and shows. Watch or play with them. Ask questions, and talk about ways you can extend the learning (going to a museum, drawing, or building something).

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