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February 03, 2015

Virtual Preschool Becomes An Option, Experts Hesitate to Endorse

Now an option for parents of young children: a "virtual" preschool with digital learning materials, activity guides, learning analytics, and "homeroom teachers," all accessible online through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

October 30, 2014

For Young Kids, Interactive Devices No Substitute for Parent Connection

Guidelines released from the nonprofit group Zero to Three, which focuses on early-childhood development, said that print-based or screen-based activities should be accompanied by interaction with an adult.

October 15, 2014

Report: Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use Goes Beyond "Screen Time"

RAND has released a list of six factors that educators and parents should consider when thinking the use of technology with young children.

December 13, 2013

Panel Explores Thoughtful Use of Digital Technology for Young Children

Parents and teachers can use technology in developmentally appropriate ways, according to a panel of experts gathered by Child Trends, a nonprofit research group in Bethesda, Md.

November 27, 2013

PBS Math Supplement Boosts Math Skills For Young Children

A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.

June 06, 2012

Print or E-books: Which Are Better for Early Learners?

Study explores differences in parent-child interactions while reading electronic books

May 02, 2012

No Turning Back From Technology in the Classroom?

Educators say teachers must focus on appropriate use for young kids

March 07, 2012

Technology and Early Childhood: Finding the Right Balance

Two early childhood education organizations issue a joint statement outlining guidelines on the appropriate use of technology and digital media for young children.

January 24, 2012

Mommy, Can I Watch Elmo On the iPad?

Preschoolers are increasingly experiencing Sesame Street on digital platforms, not television.

December 07, 2011

Kids & Tech: Q &A With Lisa Guernsey

Kids and tech expert Lisa Guernsey discusses the latest research on kids and media and offers advice for holiday tech giving: give time with tech. If you're going to give a Wii or Kinect, make time for family game nights. In the end, it's the fun interactions you have with your kids that will matter long after the tech toys bite the dust.


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