‘Touchscreen-Toddlers’ Sleep Less, Researchers Say

From the BBC post.  H/T to Chris Kenneally:

“Toddlers who spend time playing on smartphones and tablets seem to get slightly less sleep than those who do not, say researchers. The study in Scientific Reports suggests every hour spent using a touchscreen each day was linked to 15 minutes less sleep. However, those playing with touchscreens do develop their fine motor skills more quickly. Experts said the study was “timely” but parents should not lose sleep over it.”

 

15 Ways Kids Can Use Google Home Right Now

From Tablettoddlers friend Jason Boog by way of Buzzfeed, here are 15 ways kids can use Google Home right now.

According to Jason, “The smart home assistant market exploded last year, bringing artificial intelligence to families around the country. These powerful tools can help kids prepare for our AI-driven future.”

We couldn’t agree more.  Co-sign.

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Get Qurious Maker Box Introduces Kids to Augmented Reality Play

The Get Qurious Maker Box is an interactive AR experience offering tactile game play for children ages 4 to 9. The game, from Los Gatos, California startup Get Qurious, uses physical game cards to trigger animated stories to run on the iPad. For instance, a kid holding up a card with a cartoon pig on it spurs the Maker Box app to spin an interactive version of “The Three Little Pigs.” The Maker Box also includes a Puzzle Builder activity and reusable stickers that can be applied to alter the course of the unfolding story.