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The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

by Jeana Lee Tahnk
January 30, 2017

When I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of the week was the recurring Friday night game session at my house. It usually consisted of my dad stoking the fire, my sister watching TV, and my mom and me embroiled in a fierce competition of Chinese Checkers or Othello. … 







Reframing the Digital Divide: Why Quality of Access Matters

by Administrator
October 26, 2016

For many years, the “digital divide” signaled a split between people with access to the internet and those without. The term expressed concerns about those who may fall behind in the highly digitized economy of the 21st century. But with internet service now present in most U.S. homes, the gap … 







Doctors Prescribe More Big Bird, Less Brainless “Screen Time” for Young Kids

by Michael H. Levine and Lisa Guernsey
October 26, 2016

This post was originally published on The Hechinger Report and appears here with permission. Over the past several years, at the same time that the words “screen time” became shorthand for children zoning out, several researchers and educational experts have been taking an entirely different track. They have been studying how … 







Moving Beyond the Screen Time Debate: The Road Out of the Digital Wild West

by Michael H. Levine, Ph.D.
October 21, 2016

Today’s announcement by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the joint statement of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on “media use and young minds” is a timely response to a hot debate in parenting and early childhood circles: When and how … 







Announcing a Tap, Click, Read Toolkit to Promote Early Literacy in a World of Screens

by Lisa Guernsey
October 3, 2016

Over the past several years, New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop have become known for our book Tap, Click, Read and for our joint research and analysis on how digital technologies could be used to improve, instead of impede, early literacy.  Now our two organizations … 







What Happens When Storytime is Over?

by Claudia Haines and Cen Campbell
September 19, 2016

This month we’re kicking off a series of posts on media mentorship, a term coined by Lisa Guernsey in 2014. We’re thrilled to have Claudia Haines and Cen Campbell, authors of the recently released Becoming a Media Mentor: A Guide for Working with Children and Families, share their expertise as … 







Keeping Family Connections Alive with Technology

by Jeana Lee Tahnk
April 15, 2015

My kids are so lucky. Not only because they have my husband and me as parents (ha), but because they have the luxury of all their immediate family members within driving distance. Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles are around for family gatherings, holidays and birthday celebrations. Certainly a luxury I didn’t grow up with. 

A Blizzard of Digital Content for Latino Children and Families

by Bruce Fuller, José Lizárraga, and James H. Gray
February 19, 2015

Our new report, Digital Media and Latino Families, takes stock of recent research that reveals widening use of digital media by Latino children, along with the multifaceted effects on their learning and their families. We find, empirically speaking, that the much discussed “digital divide” no longer hampers Latino families, as parents … 







Interview with Vicky Rideout about Learning at Home Report

by Administrator
January 24, 2014

Learning at Home author Vicky Rideout speaks about some of the key findings from the report. Special thanks to 360Kid for this video.







What Do Parents Really Think of Video Games?

by Anna Ly
January 8, 2014

** This survey is now closed. ** Back in 2012, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center embarked on a multi-stakeholder game design project, also known as “Hard Fun: Learning Mathematics,” funded by the NSF with lead designers at E-Line Media and premier researchers in neuroscience from University of Rochester and Johns …