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This is your kid’s brain on TV

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on April 13, 2011 at 10:49 am with No Comments »
April 13, 2011 10:51 am

Before children are given screen time, parents can learn about media and its impact on children from Dr. Dimitri Christakis at Bates Technical College’s 14th annual “Brain Series” event. It’s from 7-9 p.m. April 28 at the college South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St. in Tacoma.

Director of Seattle Children’s Hospital Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, Dr. Christakis notes that not all media is bad.

“There are many very high-quality television programs for children,” said Christakis. “And [there are] many ways we can help make technology work for parents.”

The Pierce County Public Library System, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Bates Technical College Foundation, KBTC Public Television, the Tacoma-Pierce County Child Care Resource & Referral, and the Pierce County Association for the Education of Young Children sponsor this free event.

For more information, call 253.680.7511 or visit www. bates.ctc.edu/HomeFamily

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