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  • Creating with Media

    Digital media tools – computers, video cameras and smart phone sound recorders – can help your child discover that, as great as it is to be entertained and enjoy somebody else's version of fun, it's even better to enjoy fun that is entirely of her making.

    Select an Age: Preschoolers | Grade Schoolers | Pre-Teens | Teens

  • Toddlers and Television: Making Sense of the Research

    You’ve probably heard about studies that discuss the effects of television on young children. See how to make an informed opinion. Read more »

  • Tech Trends You Can Use

    As digital natives, children’s relationship with technology is quite different from many adults’. Discover how to use this medium to maximize your child’s learning and development. Read more »

  • Sorting out Scientific Studies

    When you hear a news story that begins "A new study finds..." ask these questions to determine what it really means for your family. Read more »

  • Stereotypes

    TV, movies, videogames and the Internet often show people in an overly simple way, giving an inaccurate idea of what they are allowed to say and do and how important or unimportant they are. How to recognize and educate your children about unfair portrayals in the media. Read more »

  • TV Smarts from the Start

    It is possible for TV viewing to contribute to the health of your household. But merely turning the set on — or even off — isn't enough. Here are five ways to make television a healthy part of your family's life. Read more »

  • TV Viewer's Guide

    How do you know if a TV show is good for your child? Although there's no single recipe for a successful program, there are specific ingredients that those in the know put into a high-quality television series. You might want to look for these elements, too.

    Select an age: Preschoolers | Grade Schoolers | Teens

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