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Powerful Ideas About Young Children and Technology: Thoughts from Thought Leaders

by Chip Donohue
October 15, 2019

Let me set the scene. You’ve been invited to a roundtable conversation with 17 international thought leaders working at the intersection of child development, early learning and children’s media. As you look around the table, you see influential early childhood educators, researchers, academics, pediatricians, children’s media producers, advocates and policy … 







What Kids Need from VR and AR Designers

by Sam Bindman and Kiley Sobel
August 19, 2019

On June 15, 2019, we—along with the JGCC’s Deputy Director and Head of Research Lori Takeuchi and foundry10’s Co-founder and CEO Lisa Castaneda—convened a group of experts at the Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference in Boise, Idaho to participate in a one-day workshop on kids and immersive media.  At … 







What Will it Take for Virtual Reality to Become Education’s Next Big Reality?

by Catherine Jhee
August 13, 2019

At the XR for Change Summit in New York City in June 2019, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center hosted a cross-disciplinary panel of experts to discuss the potential impact and pitfalls of virtual reality (VR) in the classroom. Michael Preston, the Cooney Center’s executive director, kicked off the session with … 







The Potential and Perils of VR and AR for Children

by Michael Rich, MD, MPH
June 25, 2019

In designing VR/AR devices and applications for children, it is critical to keep in mind the active and inquisitive nature of children, the key developmental tasks of each age and stage, and the profound influence of environmental stimuli and challenges on their physical, mental, and social development and health.  

VR and AR for Children: The Eyes of the Next Generation

by Jesse Schell
March 5, 2019

Before the Future of Childhood: Immersive Media and Child Development salon took place in November 2018, we invited experts to share their visions about the ways VR and AR might impact childhood 10 years from now. Jesse Schell is the CEO of Schell Games, the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company … 







Judging a book by more than its cover: Exploring features of traditional and e-book reading experiences that support children’s learning

by Tamara Spiewak Toub, Ph.D.
July 26, 2017

Imagine: a young child looks up at an adult expectantly and hands them a book. It’s hard to say no to a simple request like that, so the adult settles down next to the child and dives into the story. When we break this adult-child book-reading interaction down, there are many elements … 







Celebrating High Chair Philosophers

June 22, 2017

What do sippy cups have to do with STEM learning? Definitely more than you might think, says Elisabeth McClure, recent Cooney Center fellow and lead author of STEM Starts Early, a 2017 report produced by New America and the Cooney Center. Every day, early learners lay groundwork for more advanced science, technology, engineering, and … 







A Scientific Approach to Raising Successful Children

by Jordan Shapiro
August 8, 2016

In their new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable children who enjoy learning and who move toward becoming collaborative, creative, competent, and responsible … 







For the Love of Routines — and Research

by Shelley Pasnik
February 24, 2015

We recently released Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids, a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family … 







What’s the good stuff?

by Pam Abrams
February 10, 2011

In my first week on the job at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center I learned about two terrific Websites — Poptropica and Whyville. I dutifully recommended them to my brother and sister-in-law, who are ever in search of “good” digital media for their 8-year-old. “Thanks so much for these,” Debbie …