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Toddlers, Technology and the Well-Rounded Toy Box

Tony Favorito | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Tony Favorito

We've all seen the YouTube videos of babies masterfully using technology and moments when they swipe magazines like iPads. This topic of toddlers and technology invariably brings on a robust debate -- with experts positing if, when and how children should be exposed to technology.

The Two Freds

David Kleeman | Posted 02.18.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

For someone in my field, merely having my name in the same sentence as Mister Rogers is a heady, humbling experience. I'm too old to have grown up with him as a "television friend," but young enough that his work was seminal to my career choice.

Shifting the Conversation on Early Childhood and Technology

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

The challenge has shifted. It is no longer useful to simply think about limiting children's exposure and access to TV or screens. We need to understand what quality digital tools are and what quality practice looks like.

Parents and Media Ratings: Context Isn't a New Concept

David Kleeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
David Kleeman

In the July issue of "Pediatrics," a research team headed by Iowa State's Douglas Gentile found that parents are not satisfied with age-based rating s...

Preschool Education: Talking is Teaching

Maxwell King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Maxwell King

Even the poorest parents, unable to afford programs and devices and special educational applications, can harness the power of talking.