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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


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

Protecting Children From Extreme Screen Violence

October 08, 2014 | posted in: Family | comment

As screens get bigger and news more intense, parents and caregivers need to do a better job of turning off the TV and helping young children cope with scary or anxious feelings.

Bringing Technology to the Sandbox

October 01, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, Media Creators, STEM | comment

Young children learn best by interacting in tactile ways with the world around them. Now technology can be tactile too.

posted by Sarah Jackson

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