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Children’s Librarians as Digital Media Mentors

Why more parents and teachers should use their children’s librarian as a resource in choosing media for their kids.

posted by Cen Campbell


Ten Questions for Educators to Ask When Using Technology with Young Children

Do technology tools and interactive media like iPads, cameras, or e-readers, belong in the early childhood classroom? If so,…

posted by Sarah Jackson


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 Some Digital Media May Actually Help Children Learn to Focus

Educators say that in addition to learning content, to thrive kids today need to strengthen their “executive function” skills.…

posted by Ellen Galinsky


Technology that Supports Early Learning – Three Examples

April 01, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education | comment

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Digital storytelling for dual language learners; e-books about empathy; deep diving on a virtual Titanic; and more innovative uses of technology for early learning.

posted by Susan Friedman

Why Mister Rogers Is Still a Children’s Media Pioneer in 2014

March 20, 2014 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, Family, Infants and Toddlers, Media Creators | comment

Fred Rogers dedicated his life to nurturing and educating young children through media. Here’s why his approach still matters in the era of the iPad.

posted by Heidi Moore

Contrary to Claims, Not All Media Is Bad For Kids Under 12

March 18, 2014 | posted in: Apps, Infants and Toddlers, Media Creators, Research and Studies | comment

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Scott Traylor responds to the call to ban hand-held devices for young kids, and offers advice on how to make smart choices.

posted by Scott Traylor

Playing Online

March 04, 2014 | posted in: Games, Research and Studies | comment

Why virtual worlds may offer important social benefits for young children.

posted by Jackie Marsh

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