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Smart Ways to Use Tablets with Kids during Travel
Kids don't have to play digital games on tablets all the time, try these smart ways to use tablets with kids during travel. Hands-on learning kids love.
Surprise: Doc who devised screen time limits says iPads may be OK for babies
A doctor who helped write guidelines discouraging media use by babies and toddlers says he’s had second thoughts about the iPad and other devices. Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, a Seattle pediatrician who studies the effect of media on children, now says that kids younger than 2 may actually benefit from 30 minutes to 60 minutes a day of screen time — as long as it’s interactive, not passive.“
KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today's Digital Media Landscape
Cen Campbell is a children's librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District. She has developed an archetypal early literacy program, Tablet Tales , that incorporates digital media into...
Planet of the Apps - Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media
I’m beginning to see evidence that we have evolved into the Planet of the Apps. Technology is controlling human communication, with the dominant species tweeting, twittering, texting, and taking and sending photos and videos with Instagram instead of conversing and cuddling. This is especially true for young children. I did find it disconcerting to have my 13-month-old granddaughter come over...
Mulberry Fingerplay - videos of fingerplays (you get 3 free). For an additional $1.99, you get 20 more fingerplays and the option to record your own. Good reminders to parents that fingerplays are important; video option is a nice addition.
Growing Wisconsin Readers: Sharing Early Literacy iPad Apps with Parents and Caregivers :: Excellent Slideshare by Emily Lloyd relating apps to the ECRR2 principles
When Baby Apps Actually Lead to Learning
When the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed its “baby app” complaints last month with the Federal Trade Commission, my first thought came...
Pettson's Inventions Lite--FREE! These first 7 Rube Goldberg-y puzzles give users a peek at the full version ($0.99). Too hard for my 2.5 yr old to do alone, but fun to work on together. The art, music and voices are charming. There's no time limit or scores. Want more challenge? The full version allows you to include false elements in the tool panel. The puzzles build on each other with repeating elements, but the goal of each invention is unique. A fun way to teach physics and engineering!
What Parents and Care Providers Need to Know When Choosing Tech For Young Children - Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media
Experts in media and young children agree; how the youngest children use technology—ideally, with caregivers and with an eye on their learning and development—is more important than how old they are when they start. It’s the latest in baby gear, and it’s got everybody talking. The Fisher-Price iPad Apptivity Seat is a reclining baby seat with a toy bar and...