Reading in the Digital Wild West: What Still Matters Most

As touchscreen tablets became the breakaway holiday gift this past year for children—even for tots still learning to walk and talk—many parents are still feeling a little confused and skeptical about this new trend. Is the digital deluge good or bad for kids? And, critically, do the educational apps on the iPad and Android-enabled devices that claim to help children...

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Welcome to the Fred Rogers Center Blog

Fred Rogers had a unique understanding of young children’s sensitivities and needs as well as the challenges families and educators face.  He knew that caring adults make the difference in a child’s life.  He set the highest possible standards for his work—standards grounded in research on how children grow and develop, his own years of observing and learning from young...

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