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
A recent study that polled palliative care nurses enumerated the top five regrets expressed by terminally ill patients. Planet Preschool’s Josh Selig compares the list against his own. After all, there’s a lot of time to contemplate life and death on a long-haul flight to China.
There’s been a ton of discourse surrounding the Sesame Workshop-HBO deal, but blogger David Kleeman wants to discuss an aspect that’s received less attention: why does HBO – known best for adult series – want a flagship children’s television property?
As someone who has spent at least half of his life writing scripts, giving script notes, and training scriptwriters, Planet Preschool blogger Josh Selig has encountered his fair share of writers – and he’s created a glossary of the types you can expect to meet within the global kids TV business.
The US and UK are remarkably similar markets in many respects, but their children’s TV industries grew up very differently. Some historic differences still resonate, even as borders are erased by technology and markets. Blogger David Kleeman elaborates.
What do we do with the knowledge that life is moving faster than we are? Is hiring a 20-something the only way we can avoid becoming Luddites? These are questions that Out of the Sandbox blogger Wendy Smolen asks herself as she watches kids develop within a quickly changing digital world.
Little Airplane founder and Planet Preschool blogger Josh Selig is stopped in his tracks when his therapist asks a simple but rather halting question: “Do you still enjoy this work?” Today, he opens up about the top three things he likes and loathes about the business.
There’s no question that virtual reality will be enormously attractive to young people. What should we consider now, so that future franchises will win parents’ respect and kids’ love? Dubit’s David Kleeman takes a research-driven approach to chartering unknown VR territory.
What do you get when you combine The Lego Movie with The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard of Oz and more? The answer is Lego Dimensions, an upcoming toys-to-life video game due out in September. Wendy Smolen talks to one of the game’s producers Mark Warburton about setting new rules – and then breaking all of them.