Screens have added an extra element of anxiety to family life as parents rightly try to balance the time kids spend on devices. But could fear of screen time be holding us back from seeing the potential benefits for child development?
Monkey Jump By Nathan Maton If kids are sweaty when they’re done playing the educational game Monkey Jump, the game creators will be happy. Sara DeWitt, vice president of PBS Kids and Drew Davidson, director of Carnegie Mellons’ Entertainment Technology Center say games using motion sensors to give kids a workout while they learn is … Continue reading Educational Games That Make You Sweat →
TB Hand-me-downs have a certain stigma, at least when it comes to clothes and toys. But finding a second life for gadgets like smartphones and tech devices is easy — especially when the recipients are kids. A recent PBS KIDS survey of parents of 2- to 10-year-olds found that kids will be the gleeful recipients … Continue reading Your Old Mobile Phone: The Perfect Holiday Gift →
PBS Kids PBS KIDS is launching a slew of new apps for kids age two to eight with hopes of building math skills. The games revolve around well-known characters and stories, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, and the Electric Company, and each “suite” of games can be played both at home and … Continue reading PBS Launches New Apps and Games for Home and School →