October 30, 2018

A new study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, found that most downloaded apps for children ages 5 and younger contain at least one type of advertising. The researchers concluded many of apps seemed to violate F.T.C. rules around unfair and deceptive advertising.

Author: Nellie Bowles
Source: The New York Times
Estimated time to read: 06:05

Image credit: NYTimes/Mark Makela/Corbis, via Getty Images
October 25, 2018

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Washington, babies are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone.

Author: Kristen Cole
Source: University of Connecticut
Estimated time to read: 02:39

August 29, 2019

In this series of four short, engaging videos, researcher Patricia Kuhl discusses the science of human learning and the social brain. The social brain is a complex neural network designed to interpret social cues.

Dr. Patricia Kuhl is the Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair at the Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington.

Author: Stephen Merrill
Source: Edutopia
Time to watch: 09:26 (total)
Estimated time to read: 03:54

August 14, 2018

Based on a large-scale review of more than 200 articles about the science of learning (an interdisciplinary field that includes psychological science, linguistics, computer science, brain imaging, neurobiology and other areas), this article provides four simple tips to determine if an app is truly educational.

Author: Jennifer M. Zosh, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Golinkof
Source: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Estimated time to read: 04:39

August 2, 2018

Here are some Wirecutter-tested recommendations for toys that support playful learning. Wirecutter is a product review website owned by The New York Times.

Author: Courtney Schley
Source: The New York Times
Estimated time to read: 05:19


Hearing loss has significant negative impact on child’s development. This article from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) lists different areas of development that are affected by the hearing loss. Children with hearing loss remain an under-identified and underserved population. By understanding the importance of hearing and early intervention, parents can help change remedy the situation.