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38% of Children Under 2 Use Mobile Media, Study Says - 10 views

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    "Nearly two in five children have used a tablet or smartphone before they could speak in full sentences, according to a new report.

    Conducted by family advocacy organization Common Sense Media, the study found that 38% of children under the age of 2 have used a mobile device for playing games, watching videos or other media-related purposes. In 2011, only 10% had."
John Evans

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children - 32 views

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    "First, let me thank you for entrusting me with teaching your children, honoring the amazing individuals they are, and helping them discover the confident and empowered young people they can be. Providing a rich and engaging environment for your children to learn in is my utmost concern, but Iately I have had to acknowledge that the young people I see every day do much of the learning that is important to them when they leave the parking lot and head home from school. Thus, I am writing to solicit your help."
John Evans

The Future of Apps for Young Children: Beyond ABC & 12 - Teachers with Apps - 0 views

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    "Apps on multi-touch devices like the iPad or Android smartphones have the potential to revolutionize early childhood education, and help build a stronger foundation for lifelong learning in the 21st century. But, this potential needs to be realized. It is not a given that technology in the hands of young children will benefit their development."
John Evans

Is the iPad Hurting Children's Brain Development? | PadGadget - 5 views

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    "It's hardly news that the iPad is quickly becoming the toy of choice among infants and toddlers as the popularity of touchscreen apps targeting their age group continues to take off, prompting eager parents to hand over their devices to teach and entertain their kids with the latest technology. But what effect is this having on their brains?"
John Evans

IPad App Strengthens Reading Skills for Young Children - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com - 4 views

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    "IPad App Strengthens Reading Skills for Young Children"
John Evans

Apps Aimed at Kids Raise Privacy Concerns | MindShift - 1 views

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    "The number of mobile apps marketed to kids is growing at a rapid pace, yet a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission raises new concerns about child privacy and the lack of disclosure about the personal data being collected."
John Evans

A Recipe For a Perfect Day With Dad- An Interactive Children's Story Book HD- iPad App ... - 2 views

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    "Unique children's stories are becoming more prevalent in the app store as the popularity of the iPad grows. A Recipe For a Perfect Day With Dad is unique, not only because of the interesting interactivity that each page offers, but also because of the subject matter. Spend an imaginative day with a "rock star, ninja fighter, crime buster, Jedi master" and his dad as they create a recipe for the perfect day."
John Evans

Everything Butt Art is the Future of Children's Books - 11 views

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    "Everything Butt Art is a wonderful series of books that started showing up in stores less than a year ago. The concept (ahem…) behind the book works well in almost any form, but it really becomes magical once you see it on the iPad - and now you can. It's part book and part drawing app, and it teaches step-by-step drawing with a twist, as all the drawings start with a butt shape (a rounded lowercase w)."
John Evans

Best Apps for Children - End of Year Edition - NYTimes.com - 10 views

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    "Giving your child an iPad or iPod Touch as a gift this year? Preload it with some quality apps before you wrap it. That way you'll increase your chances for a positive first impression. Here's a fresh batch of suggestions, arranged from young to old."
John Evans

Apps in Education: Apps for Children with Special Needs - 12 views

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    "This is a great site for locating apps for special needs education. a4cwsn is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective. They have an easy to use apps index.
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