The lovely folks at KandYshoppe and I had a little discussion about digital media, literacy and children’s librarians for their KidTech series. Check out KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today’s Digital Media Landscape.
Here’s a taste:
While some research is beginning to emerge on the use of interactive, tablet-based media with young children, there are still no definitive guidelines for the consumption of this kind of media, and very few positive role models to show parents what a healthy media diet looks like. Our children live in a media-saturated environment; it is time for librarians to step in and offer some guidance on the quality and quantity of digital media consumed by families in our communities.