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Learning Through Electronic Books

The purpose of this project is to better understand parents' and young children's beliefs, motivations, and usage of digital technologies and media. Specifically, we are testing a new children's ebook for the Fred Rogers Company.  Children between the age of 33-50 months and their parents are asked to listen to an electronic ebook and to provide feedback about the reading experience. Parents are also asked to fill a questionnaire about their child's use of media. For .more information, please click here.

Understanding and Using Information from Video

We are conducting research with 5-7-year-old children and their parents. We are looking for participants for a research study looking at how Spanish-speaking parents can support young children’s learning from English electronic books. We are asking for help from primarily Spanish speaking parents and their children, who speak both English and Spanish. The children should be between the ages of 5 and 7 and not have any hearing loss or developmental delays.


We are looking at how young (18-25 month) children come to understand and use information from video or pictures. Children search for hidden toys using clues form either videos or pictures. At the end your child receives a small toy for participating. 


Young Childrens use of Touch Screen Apps

The purpose of this study was to understand young children's interactions with touch screens. We were exploring whether children's physical interactions with the screen have an effect on the amount that they can learn from educational games. Children sat next to the researcher in front of an iPad tablet computer and played a word-learning game, which showed the children familiar and unfamiliar objects and labeled them. At the end, children were shown these objects in real life as well. 

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