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Summer 2021


This literature review examines the influence of technology on early childhood development. It uses scholarly journals and articles to show the benefits and risks of technology use and how it can be used to compliment growth, development, and learning of young children. It also examines how technology can impact the early childhood developmental domains of: (a) social emotional, (b) cognitive, (c) physical motor, (d) language and literacy, and (e) mathematics. The influence of technology use on teaching and the family are also addressed. Furthermore, this literature review includes implications for the future, continuing research, and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), The United States Department of Education (DoEd), and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) & The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media.