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Screens and Video Flashcards... Are They Safe for Young Children?

Research shows that babies should avoid screens. So, many parents wisely ask: "Do your digital flash cards have the same risks? Aren't physical flashcards better for children?"

Our simple answer is: Yes.

Physical flashcards are always better because they are given with a higher interaction between parents and child.

So, why do we teach young children using video flashcards? For a practical reason. Our flashcard program includes 1000's of cards, without exaggeration. Due to the number of flashcards that we use per each lesson it is easier to deliver, and kinder on the environment, when given digitally. So, we do use videos for 8 minutes of our lesson, and then spend the rest of the time in learning activities, movement, games and imagination-based play. Here's an explanation about why we use video flashcards and why we limit the exposure to less than 10 minutes: "Why TweedleWink Videos? Are they safe?"

We definitely try to limit screen time because it has an adverse effect on our Wink program, which guides children into using their right brain to use the photographic mind for memory and speed reading, etc. Here's more on that: "How Screen Time Effects Your Child's Right Brain Abilities"

If you would like to start with physical cards, check out our store! We offer TweedleWink Printables—printable flashcards—for Math and Language on this site.

Flashcard time has always been one of excitement and love with our children. Our products and program are designed to help you maximize the same happy early learning opportunity.

Follow these guidelines when using any video flashcard product:

  1. Watch the short lesson—move and play with it, if you can! (Instructions are included in our Teachable Lessons.)

  2. Spend the rest of the day in play, nature walks, crafts, songs, and other hands-on learning activities.

We're here for the joyful growth of the heart and mind of your child.


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