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A Mobile Manifesto: Let’s Keep Talking

by Carly Shuler
November 21, 2011

Here at the Cooney Center, we often talk about the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration, and I love it when talented people from different sectors of the industry get together and do something great.  Last week, brilliant app developer Andy Russell of Launchpad Toys joined forces with one of my favorite … 







What Happens at App Camp

by Carly Shuler
June 14, 2011

… stays at App Camp?  I certainly hope not!  Because I was lucky enough to attend last month’s Dust or Magic Children’s App Design Institute, and the pure magic of this conference needs to be shared. For the second year in a row, an intimate group interested in children’s apps … 







iPhone Learning: A Mother’s Cautionary Tale

by Lisa Guernsey
April 25, 2011

I hate to admit it, but I’m the one who brought Pocket Frogs into my daughters’ lives. We were at the airport, awaiting our flight. I was loathing the idea of breaking into all the carefully packed-up pens and activity books before boarding in 20 minutes. Why not find a … 







The iPad According to Twitter

by Carly Shuler
March 23, 2011

With the recent release of the iPad 2, I was not at all surprised when Catherine suggested that I write this week’s blog about kids and the iPad. Considering the bulk of work we’ve been doing in the area of kids and apps, I thought this would be an easy … 







Always Connected: The new digital media habits of young children

by Aviva Lucas Gutnick et al.
March 10, 2011

Today’s parents, academics, policymakers and practitioners are scrambling to keep up with the rapid expansion of media use by children and youth for ever-larger portions of their waking hours. This report by Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center takes a fresh look at data emerging from studies undertaken … 







Top Trends from KidScreen Summit 2011

by Carly Shuler
March 7, 2011

Every February, children’s entertainment professionals from around the world converge in New York as the overlap of Toy Fair, Engage Expo and KidScreen Summit turn the city into a veritable stomping ground for those of us in the kids business. And every year, I can hardly wait to hear about … 







Bubble Ball Bounces to the Top

by Catherine Jhee
January 20, 2011

The game that has knocked “Angry Birds Seasons” off its perch as the top free game in the iTunes store was designed by a self-taught 14-year-old programmer. According to ABC News, Robert Nay decided to design his own game after doing some research in the public library and downloading Corona, … 







Highlights from Kids @ Play

by Becky Herr Stephenson, PhD
January 12, 2011

Becky Herr Stephenson is a Research Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. She attended the Kids@Play Summit at CES 2011, which focused on the way technology is changing how kids learn and play. She shares some highlights with us here: The Kids@Play Summit at CES reaffirmed for me that … 







Your Smartphone: A Cheap Babysitter

by Mom Logic
June 2, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010 Read up on the pass-back effect in this article by Mom Logic’s Ronda Kaysen. As more and more moms trade in their cell phones for smartphones, they are finding that the devices serve a second purpose: that of portable babysitter. CNN has reported that nearly half … 







Wooing Toddlers, From Naps to Apps

by Cooney Center Team
June 2, 2010

Brand Channel‘s Sheila Shayon explores our recent discoveries on children’s iPhone apps from our recent publication: iLearn: A Content Analysis of the iTunes App Store’s Education Section. Read More