Planet Preschool BlogJosh Selig, Little Airplane president and veteran producer, invites input on preschool TV from around the globe. Join the conversation.
Out of the Sandbox BlogToy and kids media expert Wendy Smolen looks at the new, best, brightest (and worst) products of play and technology. Join the conversation.
Kids Got Game BlogGame designers Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, Ed.D and Anne Richards dish on what it takes to make engaging, developmentally appropriate interactive experiences for kids and preschoolers. Join the conversation.
Lines, Not DotsOne dot is a data point; it takes a line to show a trend. As SVP of Global Trends for Dubit, David Kleeman will be reading the lines – where they're headed, where they intersect, and what's between them. He'll report here every other week on innovation, excellence, insight and intrigue in children's media and products, play and learning. Join the conversation
Sporting a winner’s seal on a toy package is a great marketing tool. But being on a top product list doesn’t always guarantee a great product. Blogger Wendy Smolen asks what this all means for buyers who really really want to get the best toys possible.
Common Sense Media will release a study next week on media usage among tweens and teens. The last iteration of this study took place five years ago, before the iPad existed, so to say the world has changed radically is an understatement. Blogger David Kleeman lays out his predictions on what the report will reveal.
At last week’s Sandbox West, a mix of speakers looked at the ways traditional play and learning are adapting to an ever-connected world. Blogger Wendy Smolen recaps the ideas shared by some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as one special nine-year-old boy.
“For the first time ever…I actually saw Cannes. Not as a place I go to twice a year to hustle my kids shows, but as a town with families and businesses whose very livelihoods depend on the annual markets.” Planet Preschool blogger Josh Selig shares his new perspective following the tragic storm that occurred during MIPCOM.
Now that the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its media guidelines to be more in sync with family life, David Kleeman says we owe it to parents, early childhood educators and content creators to open additional research lines exploring best media practices for young kids. And he begins this new conversation in today’s blog post.