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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


You Are (Not) Special

May 20, 2015 | posted in: School, Social Emotional Learning | comment

Different titles, same message: Learning for its own sake.  Serving others.  Know that your neighbor is special – just like you.

posted by Junlei Li

When Does Technology Become Too Much in a Child’s Life?

April 27, 2015 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, Family | comment

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Fred Rogers Center research psychologists and parents Michael Robb and Junlei Li ponder Fred’s lessons and grapple with the question of how to set boundaries and model healthy technology use.

The Toothpaste Theory of Child Development

April 06, 2015 | posted in: Early Childhood Education, Family, Infants and Toddlers, Social Emotional Learning | comment

How are understanding and improving quality in early childhood care and education both simpler and deeper than we once understood?

posted by Junlei Li

What Would Fred Rogers Do?

March 19, 2015 | posted in: Fred Rogers Center News | comment

Fred Rogers with children at Green Chimneys. Photo courtesy of the Lynn Johnson Collection: Ohio University Libraries.

“Fred” is a four-letter word; and like “fame” or “life” or “love”, what ultimately matters is what we do with it.

posted by Junlei Li

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