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.
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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
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
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
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
Study explores differences in parent-child interactions while reading electronic books
May 02, 2012
Educators say teachers must focus on appropriate use for young kids
March 07, 2012
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
Preschoolers are increasingly experiencing Sesame Street on digital platforms, not television.
December 07, 2011
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.