Caregivers and Technology

Caregivers and Technology

Tips for Using Technology with Young Children*

  1. Read, play and watch with your child.
  2. Ask questions and let your child describe what they’re learning.
  3. Choose media that’s right for your child and family. 

For children birth to 2

Use video chat to connect your child with family and friends. 

For children 3 and up

Choose quality content without ads, use it together and talk about what your child is reading, playing and watching. 

Choose what to read, play and watch with your child

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Common Sense Media

Wondering if a book, movie, or app has the kind of content you want for your child? Read informed reviews to help you and your child decide what’s right for them.

Technology for Kids

Recommendations from DC Public Library.

ALSC Digital Media Awards

Award-winning early learning apps and digital media selected by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Learn More

  1. Tap Click Read 3 C’s Quiz: Take this quiz to reflect on your child’s use of digital technology.
  2. Kids Internet Safety: Tips from the library to help your child stay safe on the internet.
  3. NAEYC Technology and MediaIn-depth analysis of technology and screen use for young children.
*Adapted from Tips for Literacy Learning in the Digital Age from tapclickread.org. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License