In-Class Activities

Here you will find activities ready to integrate into your classroom.  Each in-class activity is connected to a learning objective, incorporates elements of Fred Rogers’ legacy, and is readily adaptable to diverse course content.  Some in-class activities include videos to show in class, discussion questions, and projects.  As you explore the assorted collection here, please comment and contribute your own.

Title Author
Child Development: Children’s Values and Religion
Determine how to negotiate cultural sensitivity with young children.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Child Development: Play
Tally the benefits from imaginative play.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Child Development: Puppetry
Analyze how puppets may be used in child development.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Child Development: Puppetry and Emotion
Analyze how puppets may be used in child development.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Child Development: Toys and Games
Canvas how toys and games affect children.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Child Development: Transitional Object Theory
Define and discuss transitional object theory.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Age-Appropriate Content
Evaluate age-appropriate content for children’s media.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Animation
Classify the strengths and weakness of animation for children’s entertainment and learning.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Cognitive Development
Evaluate how television’s formal features may precipitate cognitive development.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Cognitive Development and Schema Formation
Identify children’s schema development in relation to children’s television.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Emotional and Social Learning
Examine how television engages emotional and social learning in children.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Eye Gaze
Identify how television mimics eye gaze and analyze its efficacy in child development.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Media and Aggression
Dissect possible relationships between media and aggression.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Passive and Active Engagement
Survey how children engage with television programs.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: People versus Cartoons
Analyze the role of the host in children’s television.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Television: Play
Analyze the advantages from imaginative play.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.
Children’s Media: Governmental Policy and Learning
Define edutainment and decide the values and hazards therein.
Sara Lindey, Ph.D.

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