Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-December 18, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Aires, L., Andersen, L.B.; Mendonça, D.; Martins, C.; Silva, G.. & Mota, J. (2009) A 3-year longitudinal analysis of changes in fitness, physical activity, fatness and screen time. Acta Pædiatrica, 99 (1), 140-144. This study seeks… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 16, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., & Marshall, S.J. (2009).  Is television viewing a suitable marker of sedentary behavior in young people? Ann Behav Med. Available Online Oct 7. This study was conducted to test whether TV viewing… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- October 2, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Custers, K. & Van den Bulck, J. (2009).Television viewing, computer game play and book reading during meals are predictors of meal skipping in a cross-sectional sample of 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds. Public Health Nutr., Available Online… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 25, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Jennings, N.A., Hooker, S.D. & Linebarger, D.L. (2009). Educational television as mediated literacy environments for preschoolers. Learning, Media and Technology, (34)3, 229-242. This study describes the production techniques of Between the Lions that contributed to preschooler's… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 18, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Costello,  M.C., Reeder, S.,& Frain, M. (2009).The Relationship between body mass index and breakfast consumption, blood pressure, television viewing, and physical activity in African American and Asian American inner city children. Journal of the American Dietetic… Read more »

Which computer games are good for my 2 year old?

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Q: I’ve introduced my 22-month-old son to a computer program designed for babies that makes shapes and plays a sound every time a button is pushed. Lately, I’ve noticed that he is becoming more thoughtful about it. He used to just bang at the keys, but now he pushes one button at a time and watches what happens on the screen. For his birthday, I’ve been looking for an age-appropriate game that involves more thought. I have found a few games that are marked for 2 years and up, but they seem mostly targeted at kids closer to age 3 than 2. Do you have any suggestions?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician

Is there software I can buy to limit my kids’ computer time?

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Q: I have three sons, ages 8, 5, and 5 (twins) who love to play computer games (Club Penguin, Webkinz, PBS kids.com, and others). I try to limit their screen time to one hour per day, but I know they have been using it for longer than that when they can get away with it. Is there a parent-controlled program I can buy that allows each child to login and have only a limited amount of access per day? Dr. Michael Rich answers this question and others on Ask the Mediatrician.

The Mediatrician Asks YOU a Question!

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Do your family’s media habits change as the kids head back to school? How are your habits different from those in the Summer? Do you purposely make an attempt to change things or do they just change on their own as a result of a more structured schedule?

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies- August 14, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Daley, A.J. (2009). Can exergaming contribute to improving physical activity levels and health outcomes in children? Pediatrics, 124 (2), 763-771. This study evaluate the effects of exergaming on physical activity levels and/or other health outcomes in… Read more »