Technology is so accessible and available to our children. At Mildenhall Montessori technology is used as a tool for our oldest children, who learn how to type and use the internet for research.

Research is inconsistent but generally indicates that screen time influences children’s sleep habits, attention spans, ability to delay gratification, and social emotional development. Many parents simultaneously wish their child’s screen time was less while appreciating the moments of relaxation, productivity, or peace that a screen might provide to a parent when he or she is busy, tired, or distracted.

Especially for our older children, summer time, even in a city as busy as Toronto, can start to be consumed with hours in front of the screen. There are many options, recommendations, and solutions. This is just one possibility: