Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

first_img“It has been well-studied that increased television time decreases a child’s development of language and social skills. Mobile media use similarly replaces the amount of time spent engaging in direct human-human interaction.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11382711/Using-iPads-to-pacify-children-may-harm-their-development-say-scientists.html The Telegraph 1 February 2015It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.But child psychologists say it may be stunting youngsters’ emotional development, because they do not learn how to control their emotions. Dr Jenny Radesky, clinical instructor in Developmental-Behavioural Pediatrics at Boston University, said: “Mobile devices are everywhere and children are using them more frequently at young ages. The impact these mobile devices are having on the development and behaviour of children is still relatively unknown.center_img Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine in the US found that children need to find ways of self-regulating their feelings rather than masking them with distracting programmes or games.last_img read more

GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA NOTES

first_imgThe Minor Boys Footballers had another good win last night over MacCumhaills to continue their good start to the season, winning by 3-14 to 2-02.Tonight’s Minor Board Meeting set for 7pm has been cancelled.  Our Football and Hurling / Camogie Academies begin this week, see highlighted below for details. The Seniors went down to a narrow defeat at home to Naomh Conaill on Monday, 1-12 to 1-10. The Reserves had another good victory winning by 3-11 to 2-09. Both teams travel to The Bridge to face St. Michael’s this Sunday. The Juniors got their League campaign underway with a good home win over Naomh Columba on a score of 1-09 to 0-07. They are at home to Glenfin this Saturday. The Minor Footballers got their league  off to a good start last Friday when they travelled to Gaoth Dobhair and came away with full points winning by 4-09 to 2-07. They have 2 home games this week, first on Wednesday (11th) they take on Sean MacCumhaills and then on Friday they play against Buncrana. Both games throw-in at 7pm..The Minor Hurlers opened their league campaign with losses to Setanta and Aodh Ruadh despite strong defensive displays in each game. They play MacCumhaills at home this Thursday, where hopefully we will be able to put out a stronger side.U16 and Minor Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. All new hurlers welcome. U14 & U16 Camogie training every Monday 6pm.Congratulations to Grainne Gallagher who came 3rd in the U14 County Camogie Féile Skills Competition at the weekend.The U-14 Boys footballers are awaiting a date for their Féile Final against Aodh Rua.The U-14 Girls footballers defeated Termon last Wednesday and they travel to Milford this Wednesday (11th). Bus leaving the Station Roundabout Car Park at 5:15pm sharp. The girls also claimed the Northern Féile crown and will contest the Co. Final shortly.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy gets underway this Friday evening (13th April) at 6:30pm.  The Sunday Morning Football Academy begins this Sunday (15th) at 11am. Both Academies cater for children from U-6 up to U-10 and all new members are welcome.The club have launched a “Lotto +1” Campaign for April with the aim of doubling our lotto direct debit membership, see the club Facebook page for details. If you do one thing for our club this year, join our Lotto. Members enjoy free Buses to all Official Co. competition, family membership is also included as well as 3 chances to win our weekly Lotto jackpot and also a €1,000 holiday Voucher for 1 lucky member. It will run throughout the month of April.There was 6 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They matched 3 numbers and win €20 each. John Gallagher, Drumoghill; Barry Daly, Ballymacool; Cathal McGettigan, Long Lane; Joe Hurley, Galway (all Adrian); John Curran, Glencar Scotch and Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill (both card). Next week’s Jackpot is €1,775. Winnings can be collected from Blake’s Bar, Main St.Remember to visit the new website and upload your pictures and info: www.steunansgaa.com GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY GAA NOTESlast_img read more