As we all know, it’s often difficult to comb through the myriad of blogs, webpages, review sites, and research reports that reflect the current findings and trends in children’s media. PlayScience is a company that specializes in collecting field data as well as writing blogs about childhood technology, media, and play. However, my favorite offering from PlayScience is the Lab Notes; a weekly e-newsletter. Every week, the LabNotes bring together that week’s biggest articles, videos, and posts about anything dealing with childhood, technology, and media. Some of the topics from recent Lab Notes newsletters include:
- Sesame Workshop’s Best Practices for Preschool App Development
- The ways in which roughhousing and fantasy play promote development
- Preschool Kids are Taking to iPads with Ease
PlayScience is a fantastic way to stay updated on recent findings in childhood play and education without having to spend a lot of time investigating.