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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


What Really Counts in the “Word Gap Count”?

August 20, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, Family, Literacy, Research and Studies | comment

Photo courtesy of the Fred Rogers Company.

Fred Rogers promoted early language development long before a research study documented the “30-million word gap” between low-income children and their more affluent peers. Policymakers and programs are catching up.

This Summer, a Revised Mission for the Fred Rogers Center and for This Blog

August 05, 2014 | posted in: Fred Rogers Center News | comment

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In the spirit of Fred Rogers, we’re broadening our mission statement to focus on helping children grow as confident, competent, and caring human beings.

posted by Rick Fernandes

Communicating, Collaborating and Creating Change at Fred Forward

June 25, 2014 | posted in: Apps, Early Childhood Education, Games, Media Creators, Research and Studies, STEM | comment

Early Career Fellow Anna Ly reports on the 2014 Fred Forward Conference.

posted by Anna Ly

Working Together to Design Great Games for Kids

May 29, 2014 | posted in: Apps, Early Childhood Education, Games, Media Creators, Q&A | comment

We talk with game designer Dr. Carla Engelbrecht Fisher about bridging the gap between research and production in children’s media.

posted by Sarah Jackson

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