Pediatrics Group Recommends Low-Tech Toys For Children; Statehouse Update
If your holiday shopping list includes buying for toddlers and pre-school age children, a new report offers some advice 'before' you head to the store: Skip the electronics aisle and go low-tech instead. A report ffrom the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that the perfect toys for toddlers and pre-schoolers are those that inspire imagination and provide opportunities for interactive play with caregivers. We'll discuss the report with pediatric experts and whether high-tech toys can potentially negatively impact a child's development. Then, we will check in with the team in Columbus at the Ohio Statehouse where pieces of legislation are moving quickly in advance of an end of session deadline.
Alan Mendelsohn, MD, Report Co-Author, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health, NY University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center
Lolita McDavid, MD, Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Karen Kasler, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV