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Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on young children's use of digital media!
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Young Children
November 1, 2017

"Look What I Made!" Open-Ended Apps that Spark Creativity

Whatever the medium—wooden blocks, paint on paper, multicolored tape on recycled materials, or digital images on screens—it’s important for young children to experiment and create in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Authored by: Holly Carrell Moore
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February 27, 2017

The Role Of Relationships in Children's Use Of Technology

In this current conversation about media, technology and children’s learning, the focus has been on the importance of human interaction in relation to children’s media and technology use.

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Authored by: Jeremy Boyle
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Social Play and ESL Apps for Early Learning

Does technology promote solitary play? Or can it help a child learn to socialize? It depends entirely on the app. Here are a few that foster collaborative play.
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Art, Creativity and Music Apps for Early Learning

iPads will never replace the smell of freshly peeled crayons, but they can offer children a new way to create, complete with such features that might include using a camera, microphone or an "undo" option that encourages experimentation.
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