Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America
My subscription to Children’s Technology Review recently alerted me to a new (Jan 2014) report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center entitled Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America.
Some key findings:
· Most parents view TV watching as educational, providing children are watching Elmo and Dora and not Spongebob. Tablets and mobile devices are used less.
· The youngest children (2-3) spend the most time with “educational” media. and this time decreases dramatically at age 4; replaced by “fun” media.
· Parents consider TV to be more educational than apps and mobile experiences.
· There are lot of lower income kids who do not have access to interactive platforms.