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What Does Children’s “Obsession” With Technology Tell Us About What They Really Need?

Today’s technology may be meeting some of the same childhood needs as those of earlier generations.


In Our Interactions with Children, It’s Often What Happens in the Wings that Matters Most

Fred Rogers taught that small, ordinary moments can have great impact.

posted by Junlei Li


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Six Questions for the EdTech Field to Think About When Designing for the 0 to 8 Set

When studying media for early learning, researchers must keep equity at the forefront, says Shelley Pasnik.

posted by Shelley Pasnik


For Infants and Toddlers in the Digital Age: Time with Adults Still Matters Most

The Rogers Center’s Michael Robb takes a look at what we know from the research about infants and media…

posted by Michael Robb


How I Plan To Enjoy the Holidays With My Family (Spoiler: There Will Be TV!)

December 16, 2014 | posted in: Family | comment

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The Fred Rogers Center’s Michael Robb on enjoying, and managing your family’s media consumption over the holidays.

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posted by Michael Robb

Can An App Help Teach Empathy and Mindfulness?

December 09, 2014 | posted in: Apps, Early Childhood Education, Fred Rogers Center News, Social Emotional Learning | comment

One researcher at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center thinks so. Anna Ly and her team are designing a new app that uses breath and storytelling to teach mindfulness to young kids.

Helping Children Find Something New Inside Something Known

October 27, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, STEM | comment

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How Pittsburgh’s Children’s Innovation Project is using technology to help young children develop critical thinking skills.

Tech in the Early Years: What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter?

October 21, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education | comment

A new book brings together 25 thought leaders who work at the intersection of child development, early learning, and children’s media.

posted by Chip Donohue

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