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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


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

Why Play is the Work of Childhood

September 23, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, Research and Studies, Social Emotional Learning | comment

Developmental psychologists say imaginary play helps young children develop important skills such as empathy and abstract thinking. Here's how you can foster more pretend play in your classroom.

posted by Heidi Moore

The Teachers’ Innovation Project

September 16, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education | comment

Melissa Butler in her Kindergarten classroom in Pittsburgh/ Photo: Ben Filio

What does meaningful technology education look like with young children? The Fred Rogers Center is helping teachers in Pittsburgh find out.

posted by Sarah Jackson

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