Monthly Archives: March 2020

Lessons from Screen Captured: How Families Can Get the Most Out of Tech in Uncertain Times

by Sean Herman
March 26, 2020

As if any of us needed a reminder, the last few days showed us how quickly things can change. A month ago—or even a week ago—no one knew quite how different our day-to-day lives would be. Suddenly, kids are out of school, parents are working from home, and the way we socialize and interact with […]

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Sesame Workshop Launches Caring for Each Other Initiative

by Sesame Workshop
March 20, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, families around the world are struggling to adjust, adapt, and keep each other safe. In response, Sesame Workshop is launching the Caring for Each Other initiative – a commitment to supporting families for the duration of this crisis. Through this initiative, we will be introducing brand new content from Sesame Street and Streets around the world, as well as an online hub at offering a rich array of free resources to support children […]

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Public Media Is Proving Its Mission More Important than Ever

by Susana Beltran Grimm
March 16, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, PBS SoCal, KCET and the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest district in the nation, announced a plan to provide Pre-K–12th grade educational programming throughout the daytime on PBS SoCal, KCET, and KLCS channels. This partnership has the potential to serve more than 600,000 students across Southern California. This […]

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Digital Media Can Help Preschoolers Learn Real-World Science Skills

by Claire Christensen, Lucy Nelson, and Megan Silander
March 5, 2020

Young children spend about two hours each day using screen-based media, about half of which is spent on educational media, according to their parents. Many studies report that children can learn a range of skills from well-designed educational media. Yet we know relatively little about whether and how well children are able to apply skills […]

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