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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.

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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

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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

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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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