Age-Appropriate Electronic Gifts for Your Child

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Electronic devices are everywhere, but which ones are right for your child?
Air Date: 12/17/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages six, nine, and 11.
Age-Appropriate Electronic Gifts for Your Child
Today, with the ubiquitous nature of media in multiple formats, the definition of "media" use has been expanded. Kids are now spending more than seven hours per day using televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment.

There's just no way around it; electronic devices are a part of your child's life and school experience.

That means that monitoring your child's use of these devices is as important as ever.

There are some great educational electronic devices out there, and having your child use them is better than just letting them surf the web.

Listen in as David Hill, MD, discusses appropriate electronic devices for your child.
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