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.
Hey, Digital Geek!Digital media expert Lianne Stewart helps kids content creators navigate and evaluate the maze of emerging platforms. You can ask her anything.
Bridging The GapPlayCollective's PlayVangelist David Kleeman (and colleagues) seek ways to connect two communities that love children and media: content creators and academic researchers. Join the conversation.
Josh recounts his trip to Hangzhou to attend CICAF (China International Cartoon & Animation Festival). It was at turns enlightening (he learned that Chinese box-office revenue grew by a whopping 69% last year, for example), fascinating (he saw fish performing pedicures) and down-right terrifying (you’ll have to read on).
The founder of Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab gives us an inside look at his work at the University and how the Lab is designing stories for the 21st Century.
In the midst of Screen-Free Week (May 4 to 10) David Kleeman looks at the complex issue of screen time, and how navigating the array of devices and accompanying flood of content demands media literacy and management instead of taking a break from screens.
I got an email from an old college friend yesterday. He’s in a happy marriage, he does fulfilling work…he wrote, “I love this miracle of life and the chance to frolic through it for awhile; but at the other end, I wrestle with the utter pointlessness and futility of it all. After all, if the sun is going to burn out, if all this is only temporary, what difference does it make what I do?” If he did not live in Japan, I would have punched him.
The rapid nature of technology innovation is a mashup of Moore’s Law with a marketplace ever-hungry for the newest gadget. But what effect is this having on kids and families? David Kleeman ponders this tech time-crunch and what it means for children’s media.