Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-February 5

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Courage, M.L., Murphy, A.N., Goulding, S., & Setliff, A.E. (2010). When the television is on: The impact of infant-directed video on 6- and 18-month-olds' attention during toy play and on parent-infant interaction. Infant Behav Dev. Available… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-January 8

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Kafai, Y.B. (2010). World of Whyville: Introduction to tween virtual life. Games and Culture, 5(1), 3-22. This paper explores the virtual world, Whyville.net, which at the time of the study hosted over 1.2 million players ages… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest Conferences Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Conference, 25-27 March, San Antonio, TX. 3rd Annual Media Literacy Confereence-Media Literacy and its Impact on Substance… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Studies on Media and HIV/AIDS

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According to United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (Unaids) there are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, including 2.1 million children. To celebrate World AIDS Day 2009, we selected a list of studies which evaluate the impact of sexual, HIV and AIDS media messages on children and teens’ health: Lemal, M. & Van den Bulck,… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Journal on Emerging Media and Learning

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Check out this new journal published by the MIT Press: The International Journal of Learning and Media focus on emerging forms of media and learning and provides an international forum for scholars, researchers and practitioners to explore the relationship between emerging forms of media and learning, in a variety of forms and settings. The first… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 18, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Costello,  M.C., Reeder, S.,& Frain, M. (2009).The Relationship between body mass index and breakfast consumption, blood pressure, television viewing, and physical activity in African American and Asian American inner city children. Journal of the American Dietetic… Read more »

Which computer games are good for my 2 year old?

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Q: I’ve introduced my 22-month-old son to a computer program designed for babies that makes shapes and plays a sound every time a button is pushed. Lately, I’ve noticed that he is becoming more thoughtful about it. He used to just bang at the keys, but now he pushes one button at a time and watches what happens on the screen. For his birthday, I’ve been looking for an age-appropriate game that involves more thought. I have found a few games that are marked for 2 years and up, but they seem mostly targeted at kids closer to age 3 than 2. Do you have any suggestions?
Answered by Dr. Michael Rich, The Mediatrician

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 11, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Granicacute, A., Cacuteukuscaronicacute, M., Walker, R. (2009). mLearning in a Europe-wide network of schools. Educational Media International, 46 (3),167-184. This paper presents a European Community supported project which investigated whether the use of electronic and mobile… Read more »