Research Source: Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
A colleague directed me to the website of a Library consultant by the name of Saroj Ghoting. She has fabulous resources available for Storytimes, Every Child Ready to Read®, Summer Reading Club, Handouts, Trainings and loads more. She also has a research section tucked away under the Resources section of the website, and I was pleased to see a whole section dedicated to Media and Language Development (see below). Especially interesting is the paper presented by the NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.
Effect of Media Viewing on Language Development
* Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8: A Joint Position Statement by NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children Media at Saint Vincent College (2012)
* Want a Brainer Baby?
* Baby Einsteins: Not So Smart After All
* Associations between Media Viewing and Language Development on Children Under Age 2 Years by Frederick Zimmerman et al. (abstract).
* Brief Exposure to Mandarin Can Help American Infants Learn Chinese
* Educational Videos Drain Baby Brains
* Television Watching: Practical Advice for Parents of Young Children (Hanen Centre)
* Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years (American Association of Pediatrics Pediatrics online October 17, 2011 DOI: 10.1542/pes.2011-1753)
* Children’s Media Use in America: Zero to Eight Common Sense Media, Fall 2011
* Child’s Play: Should Preschoolers Engage with Technology or Good-Old Fashioned Fun? Preschool Matters Today, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) blog summer 2011