Tag Archives: coviewing

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Raising Digitally Healthy Children

by Catherine Jhee
January 2, 2014

Many kids received new tablets, smartphones or video games over the holidays. And now that the holiday break is coming to an end and students are preparing to return to school, it’s a good time to evaluate the way they are using these new media tools. While most parents we … 







The Families and Media Project

by Administrator
September 23, 2013

The Families and Media Project (FAM) aims to unearth the potential that media may have for enriching family learning and routines. To accomplish these aims, members of the Families and Media Research Consortium have conducted a series of studies that link large-scale data with in-depth illustrations. Findings are translated for … 







Toontastic Jr. and the Brave New World of Online Creative Co-Play

by Andy Russell and Hannah Clemmons
December 13, 2012

Avast! Today marks an exciting day for our hornswoggling crew here at Launchpad Toys: Toontastic Jr. Pirates is LIVE in the App Store for iPhone and iPad! With 3 million cartoons created in over 150 countries, our first app – Toontastic – has been a great success for kids ages … 







QuickReport: Parent Co-Reading Survey

September 13, 2012

To follow up on insights revealed in our Print vs. E-books QuickStudy, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center conducted a second QuickStudy to survey parents about reading books with their 2-to-6-year-old children.  In this survey we assessed family ownership of devices on which e-books can be read and included a set … 







Can Video Games Unite Generations in Learning?

What makers of technology for early education can learn from Sesame Street. Whether you’re at a restaurant or on an airplane, you can’t miss changes in adult-child interactions from just a generation ago. Everyone is plugged in. It seems almost quaint to see kids and adults engaged together in screen-free play. … 







Digital Moms: Entertaining and Educating On Hand and On Demand

by Laura
June 25, 2012

Until last year, I had a strong appreciation for Muppets, but limited knowledge of the role of children’s media in the 21st century. I was purely of the first generation of ‘Streeters — the generation whose episodes now come with a parental warning.  But in March 2011, everything changed.  While staying … 







Food for Thought: Towards a Deeper Dialogue on Print Books, E-books, and Learning

by Catherine Jhee
June 18, 2012

Last month, we released the results of our first QuickStudy on e-books. This report, “Teacher Attitude about Digital Games in the Classroom,” was inspired by the continued growth of e-readers — the Kindles, Nooks, and iPads that are almost ubiquitous now — and the exploding popularity of e-books for children. … 







QuickReport: Print Books vs. E-books

Comparing parent-child co-reading on print, basic, and enhanced e-book platforms This QuickReport presents the results of our first QuickStudy exploring parent-child interactions as they read print and digital books together.  We conducted this exploratory study with our SciPlay partners at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York … 







The New Coviewing: Investigating and Designing for Joint Media Engagement

by Catherine Jhee
September 26, 2011

In the 1980s, communications researchers discovered that children whose parents talk about Sesame Street as they watch learn more from the show. Caregivers who coview with their children can help guide their attention to media features salient for learning. But today, with approximately two-thirds of mothers in the workforce and … 







E-book QuickStudy

by Catherine Jhee
September 20, 2011

In line with our previous research on coviewing and intergenerational play, the research team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wants to get a sense of how interactions between adults and children are taking place when reading electronic books, or e-books. How do adults and children read e-books compared to …