If your holiday shopping list includes buying for toddlers and pre-school age children, a new report offers some advice 'before' you head to the store: Skip the electronics aisle and go low-tech instead. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that the perfect toys for toddlers and pre-schoolers are those that inspire imagination and provide opportunities for interactive play with caregivers. We'll discuss the report with pediatric experts and whether high-tech toys can potentially negatively impact a child's development. Then, we will check in with the team in Columbus at the Ohio Statehouse where pieces of legislation are moving quickly in advance of an end of session deadline.
-Alan Mendelsohn, MD, Report Co-Author, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health, NY University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center
-Lolita McDavid, MD, Medical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection, UH Cleveland Medical Center
-Karen Kasler, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV