This blog includes trends on kids movies, television and books for June 2012. Looking at box office trends, Madagascar 3, Mirror Mirror, and Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax were in the top three G and PG rated films the weekend of June 10. Some PG-13 movies that appeared in the Top 20 were Men In Black […]
Ready To Learn Initiative: Using a Transmedia Approach to Enhance Early Literacy and Numeracy Skills – presented at AERA, Vancouver Canada; April 15, 2012. Touch Screen Technology and apps offer an accessible and meaningful media platform for children as young as two years of age.
The iPad is rapidly becoming a must in homes with kids of all ages and already making its way into classrooms. Why are tablets so popular with kids? Will they replace the PC, the TV or not? What opportunities are there for content producers to create or extend brands? What is so special about tablet […]
The presentation focused on the “gap” between the perceptions held by educational game developers and children’s actual abilities and expectations. In March of 2012, MCG researchers Giancarlo Mariutto, Gerad O’Shea, and LaToye Adams presented findings and implications from two studies at the Early Education & Technology for Children (EETC) conference in Salt Lake City, UT. […]