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Open-Ended Versus Single-Action Play in the Digital World

Fred Rogers once said “… The very best kinds of playthings are open-ended ... Children can make of them whatever they’re working on at that moment, and their play is then determined by their own needs. If most of their playthings are “single-action”: toys, their play tends to be limited, as if they’re following the “formula” of what the manufacturer determined.” Was he right?


Fred Rogers Center Announces Partnership with TEC Center at Erikson Institute

The Fred Rogers Center is pleased to partner with the TEC Center at Erikson Institute to build on the recommendations of the NAEYC-Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on technology and interactive media as tools in classrooms serving children birth through age 8.

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Spotlight Video: Nice Catch

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