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My Child, Media, and Technology: Providing Guidance to Working Parents

As media and technology have an increasing presence in our lives, more parents are seeking guidance in how to select the best media for their little ones. That has been the case for many parents who have participated in the national Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors program. They have expressed their worries and struggles with the topic. […]

Preschool Science at Home: PEEP Family Science Apps Help Low-Income Families Engage in Digital Learning

A growing body of research points to the importance of engaging children in science from an early age, for both their future trajectories in science careers and school readiness. For some children, preschool provides the chance to engage in meaningful science learning. But, for the 46% of American 3- and 4-year-olds who do not attend […]

Podcasts for Families: Meet the Makers of The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

When we first encountered The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, I was a little nervous about sharing it with my 7-year-old since the recommended age range is 9-12.  The storyline and music score do make this story the most intense of any that we listen to, but my 7-year-old couldn’t get enough.  He binge-listened to the […]

White House Conference Focuses on Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Media

April was a busy month at the White House. In addition to the Early STEM Learning Symposium (which Elisabeth McLure reported on last week), the White House also played host to a day-long conference, “Helping Children Explore, Learn, and Dream Without Limits: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys.” Organized by the White House […]

Can You Caption How to Get, How to Get to Sesame Street?

“Introduce your hearing-impaired child to a world of new friends,” reads the above 1986 advertisement in Exceptional Parent magazine for the TeleCaption II, a closed-captioning decoder system produced by the National Captioning Institute that could be hooked up to a standard television set.  By “a world of new friends,” the ad alludes to the cast […]

Children’s Media Conference

The Children’s Media Conference 2014 is intended for anyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids in the UK. Join 900+ delegates from children’s TV, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, arts, culture and film – in Sheffield from 2-4 July. For more information, visit the Children’s Media Conference […]

Introducing Seeding Reading: Investing in Children’s Literacy in a Digital Age

Today’s children are surrounded by digital media of all kinds. How will they ever learn to read? That question is at the heart of Seeding Reading: Investing in Children’s Literacy in a Digital Age, a new series of articles and analysis brought to you by New America’s Education Policy Program and the Joan Ganz Cooney […]

Raising Digitally Healthy Children

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 know are happy that their […]

Study Shows Tech in the Classroom Boosts Math Skills for Youngest Learners

This post was originally published on the Fred Rogers Center Blog and appears here with permission. This week my colleagues at Education Development Center and SRI International and I are releasing findings from our Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study. This research is part of Ready to Learn, a partnership between the US Department of Education, the […]

KidScreen Summit

Bringing together top executives and decision makers within children’s entertainment, KidScreen Summit allows participant to engage in thoughtful conversation about the current issues impacting the industry, current market needs and trends, upcoming challenges, and ultimately how to move business forward. Nearly 1,500 delegates from over 800 companies are expected to participate in the energetic forum […]