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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 Roger Center Early Career Fellow Creates App

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has launched ChromaKids, a new free iPad app for children and families to nurture children’s ability to connect and develop relationships through a visual arts activity. Brian Puerling, the Early Career Fellow creator of ChromaKids, is director of education technology at Catherine Cook School in Chicago and a 2014-15 Early Career Fellow specializing in technology tools for social-emotional development. Discover ChromaKids!

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Spotlight Video: Nice Catch

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