The problem with Toddler Technology
The Open EYE campaign co-organised a sell-out event in Stroud, Gloucestershire last week, in which Dr Aric Sigman presented the research-based evidence that suggests the EYFS’s ICT requirements might be developmentally harmful to young children. The event was picked up by The Times in an article entitled ‘Technology for toddlers’ scheme risks creating a screen-addict generation. One of the attendees kindly submitted a summary of the talk, which you can read here.
Early Day Motion
The Early Day Motion on the EYFS is now up to 67 signatures. Please check and see if your MP has signed, and if not, write to ask for their support.
The Open EYE petition on the Downing St website is slowly climbing towards a top ten position (currently at number 17 out of well over 6,000). Please sign it if you haven’t done so, and spread the word!
Big thanks to childcare expert Steve Biddulph, who has given us permission to post on the web the address he recorded for the Open EYE conference. You can find it on the Conference page of this site.