Smart Chatterboxes

Smart Chatterboxes

During this pandemic, we can make two generalizations about youth social life: in-person social activity has gone way down, and screen time has gone way up. With in-person time reduced, kids have had fewer chances to engage in free play, structured schooling and other...
What’s In A Game?

What’s In A Game?

I have a pretty nice job in that every so often, in the midst of thinking about getting PBS resources to the public, I have to ask myself, “Is it fun?” No matter the educational value, our resources will not gain a following if they don’t bring joy.   The...
Road Trip

Road Trip

I’ve been there. You’re packing for the summer car trip. You know that the destination will be amazing but the journey itself may present some challenges. So in order to keep the peace, you dole out the devices. Perhaps you embrace the moment for yourself with a...
Smart Screen Time-May 2021

Smart Screen Time-May 2021

  Like nearly every media company in the world right now, PBS KIDS has seen the numbers of its viewers and game players rise, along with the amount of time people are on screens. We are happy that we can be a haven for families that are looking for safe,...
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