Our library of content is designed based on the Ontario Elementary Schoool Curriculum and was compiled by teachers and education coaches.
Whatever the grade level, the questions and challenges are meant to make your child stop and think. The benefit of doing this is it distracts and interrupts your child's recreational screen time - stuff like games, videos, social media... and acts as a refresher to what they're studying at school.
This helps them get familiar (and a little more comfortable) with math and science and aids in getting better grades.
Limiting recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, and having sufficient sleep and physical activity is associated with improved cognition, compared with not meeting any recommendations, according to an observational study of more than 4,500 US children aged 8-11 years old published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.
Taken individually, limited screen time and improved sleep were associated with the strongest links to improved cognition, while physical activity may be more important for physical health.
However, only one in 20 US children aged between 8-11 years meet the three recommendations advised by the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines to ensure good cognitive development – 9-11 hours of sleep, less than two hours of recreational screen time, and at least an hour of physical activity every day.
The link between sedentary behaviours, like recreational screen time, is unclear as this research is in the early stages and it appears to vary depending on the types of screen-based activity.
Dr Jeremy Walsh, CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa, CanadaNeuroscience News
...screens are not all bad. In fact, emerging technologies offer unique opportunities for education, research, medical care, and more. Digital resources in classrooms allow students access to a myriad of resources, perspectives, and interactive platforms to expand and enrich their education
NYU Neuroscience Labresearch.steinhardt.nyu.edu
The solution is to talk about screen time. Make an agreement about where, when, and how you are going to use your devices. And take some time to enjoy your device with your family, perhaps by watching a movie. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls this “joint media engagement.” The group says it’s the best way for kids to grow up healthy in our digital world.
Anya Kamenetz, Author of THE ART OF SCREEN TIME: HOW YOUR FAMILY CAN BALANCE DIGITAL MEDIA AND REAL LIFE
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