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Screen time as story time: Using media with your child

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For 33 years on American public television, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood revolutionized the way children watched TV. The show’s repetition, gentle pace, and intentional language proved that television could be developmentally appropriate, educational, and still captivating to young children. Today, with the success of the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and a biopic starring Tom…

Screen time for children

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Parents and teachers alike are bombarded with news articles lambasting children’s use of screens. The supposed negative influences of screen time range from cancer to screen addiction to shortened attention spans. Much of this concern is based on assumptions about screen use, rather than evidence. It seems that every day brings a new scare-story when…

Educational apps designed for kids: Avoiding missed opportunities

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The conversation is always the same… New acquaintance: “So, what do you do?” Me: “I’m a researcher. I study the design of educational apps for kids.” New acquaintance: “Oh my gosh, my kids LOVE playing apps on my phone! Do you have recommendations for good educational apps? There are so many out there, I never…