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Introducing Early Learners to Technology
March 29, 2017
Dr. Barr and Dr. Zimmermann discuss the importance of social scaffolding, or social demonstration and thoughtful guidance from adults, for introducing early learners to new technology...
Parental Participation In Screen Time
January 13, 2017
Dr. Barr explains the importance of parents as “social scaffolding” while participating in screen time with kids.
Helping Kids With Screen Time
January 4, 2017
A story about a study from Georgetown ELP and Binghamton University about learning from touch screens.
“Think About the Children!”
November 22, 2016
Dr. Barr talks about the effects of technology on childhood development
AAP Screentime Guidelines
October 26, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers new recommendations on screen time based on recent research findings.
Could Video Chats Be Good For Infants
October 3, 2016
Research collected at the ELP on video usage is reported here.
Dr. Barr Publishes Book: Media Exposure
January 27, 2016
Georgetown College psychology professor Rachel Barr is the co-editor of an innovative new book that explores the latest research in childhood media exposure through both academic...
Bilingual Infants and Memory
November 18, 2015
Psychology Today discusses the infant memory studies on the bilingual advantage
Diane Rehm Show on Media Exposure
November 15, 2015
The Diane Rehm Show discusses research findings with Dr. Rachel Barr as one of the invited experts.
STEM Women On Fire
September 19, 2015
STEM Women On Fire interview Dr. Rachel Barr about her involvement in science as a women
Difference Between Skype and T.V.
September 10, 2015
New research suggests infants know the difference between skyping and watching television.
Media Effects on Infant Development
July 30, 2015
Dr. Rachel Barr provides insights and advice for parents on screentime based on our research along with Dr. Christakis and Dr. Mendelsohn! American Academy of...
What Sesame Street Is and Isn’t
June 24, 2015
Dr. Rachel Barr helps explain findings from a recent study on the impact of Sesame Street and the importance of scaffolding in children's learning from...
Baby Elmo and Better Parents
June 21, 2015
Here is a story about the "Baby Elmo" program for incarcerated teen dads who are doing well.
Screen Rules for Your Baby
March 22, 2015
Newsweek discusses Zero to Three and their new screen rules guidelines for babies.
Screens Pose Parenting Challenge
March 5, 2015
Parents are wondering how, when, and where to incorporate screens and media into their little ones' lives. See what the evidence shows, and learn tips...
Infant Screen Time
February 3, 2015
Parents, Calm Down About Infant Screen Time. This article discusses the current research associated with screen time for your children.
Media Use Guidelines for Toddlers
January 22, 2015
Research-based guidelines suggest screen time for toddlers is ok and the importance of parental participation.
‘Books From Birth’ Proposal
January 21, 2015
D.C. City Council introduces ‘Books From Birth’ proposal with unanimous support and Dr. Barr expresses the importance of word exposure for children.
Screen time for toddlers is fine
December 29, 2014
Good news for parents, screen time for toddlers has been redeemed in-part by a new reports which asserts it has benefits. Bad news, if you...
An Update On Screen Time
December 26, 2014
NPR discusses our work with Zero to Three to weigh in on screen time for young children.
Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use
November 26, 2014
Here is a link to a webinar that we did on Screen sense to outline the research based guidelines for media use with young children
Is Screen Time Good for Babies?
November 16, 2014
The New Zealand Herald summarizes useful information for parents such as “mindful screen time” and to remember the 3 C’s- the content, the context, and...
Use Screens Wisely with Kids
November 14, 2014
Seattle Times discusses our research findings on learning from screen media and the recent Screen Sense report.
Screen Use Guidelines for Children Under
November 14, 2014
Florida’s Just in Time Training presents this webinar by Dr. Rachel Barr and Claire Lerner on research based guidelines for media use with young children.
Advice on Toddler Screen Time
November 13, 2014
Slate writer Lisa Gurnsey calls the recent media resources released by ZERO TO THREE based on Dr. Barr’s research review “the latest and most powerful...
Pros and Cons of Screentime for Children
November 3, 2014
Georgetown University spotlights a recent white paper by Dr. Rachel Barr and ZERO TO THREE about how much screen time is appropriate, parent participation, the effects of parental...
Quality of Screen Time Matters
October 30, 2014
PBS NewsHour highlights the importance of age-appropriate quality content and making screentime interactive through caregiver scaffolding based on Dr. Barr’s work.
Learning from Online Preschool
August 19, 2014
This Marketplace audio segment and news article cited our Magnet study findings on children’s difficulty transferring learning across media contexts.
Skype with Infants and Toddlers
June 3, 2014
The Association for Psychological Science featured a video abstract of our Let’s Skype study at the 2014 annual conference.
Task Force Report to the President
May 24, 2014
This White House Task Force cited our Baby Elmo Project findings; see page 24 for more info.
Program for Incarcerated Teen Fathers
March 30, 2014
Southern California Public Radio featured our Baby Elmo Project and a recent conference with the founders, including Dr. Barr.
Incarcerated Teen Parent-Child Relations
February 21, 2014
A Blog Talk Radio interview with Dr. Barr and Baby Elmo Project collaborators on the development of the program, it’s implementation, and current successes in...
Kind Healthy Snacks Gives a Grant
February 5, 2014
Our Baby Elmo Project has recently received a grant from the KIND Healthy Snacks’ Do the KIND Thing: Projects competition.
Infant Cognition Research
October 23, 2013
Georgetown University spotlights the Georgetown Early Learning Project’s research on learning from touchscreens, the transfer deficit, bilingualism, parent-infant interaction and more!
Georgetown Deserves to Boast
September 26, 2013
InTheCapital features the significant contributions Dr. Barr’s work has made as “one of the world’s experts in infant cognition” through her research, dissemination of information through publications, and...
The Lessons of Baby Einstein
September 9, 2013
Slate highlights our Baby Mozart study examining verbal input and caregiver-infant interactional quality.
Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers to Dads
August 12, 2013
The Chronicle of Social Change features our Baby Elmo Program and it’s role in reducing recidivism and strengthening connections.
How Babies Learn
July 30, 2013
Georgetown University Forum Interviewer Carole Sargent discusses Dr. Rachel Barr’s research on understanding the learning and memory mechanisms that develop during infancy, highlighting several current projects in...
The Baby Elmo Program
June 13, 2013
An ABC local news station in Cleveland, OH highlights the success of our Baby Elmo Program about how incarcerated juvenile fathers are gaining parenting skills.
Educational Value of iPad Apps
May 8, 2013
NPR interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on how young children learn from touch screens.
APF Koppitz Fellowship Research
February 1, 2013
American Psychological Foundation Monitor discusses Natalie Brito’s research on the bilingual advantage.
APF Overview Video
December 19, 2012
American Psychological Foundation interviews Dr. Rachel Barr about the Baby Elmo Study.
Infants Transfer of Learning
November 2, 2012
DugDug interviews Dr. Elizabeth Zack, former graduate student of Dr. Rachel Barr, on 15-month-olds’ transfer of learning between touch screens and 3D objects.
Bilingualism and Memory Generalization
June 15, 2012
Natalie Brito describes some of our recent findings on learning and memory.
TV Isn’t the Only Form of Screen Time
April 18, 2012
Washington Post Lifestyle Blog interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on current ELP research, highlighting the importance of parental engagement during media use.
Dr. Barr Awarded APF Visionary Grant
February 1, 2012
American Psychological Foundation awards Dr. Rachel Barr a grant to extend the Baby Elmo Program, a program that fosters the development of relationships between incarcerated...
Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara
January 20, 2012
Daily Nexus article discusses how the intervention we helped design is strengthening family bonds between infants and their parents in juvenile detention facilities.
Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara
January 14, 2012
Noozhawk article highlights the success of the intervention we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles with children.
Memories in the Making
November 1, 2011
Washington Parent suggests ELP is a fun activity for babies and toddlers.
Baby Elmo Study- Sacramento:
February 28, 2011
Sacramento Press article on a program we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles.
Videos for Babies Age 2 and Under
October 6, 2010
Wall Street Journal discusses the usage of DVDs and television among infants and children.
Multimedia for Babies- Good and Bad
May 15, 2006
USA Today summary of a recent NIH media conference on findings of studies conducted on infants and toddlers and the media (including studies from the...
Mom Reviews Facts on TV
November 9, 2004
Washington Post article describes our studies on the video deficit effect with 6- to 24-month-olds, 2-D versus 3-D displays, and the importance of quality television...
TV Gets High Ratings
March 1, 2000
Psychology Today highlights the results of previous studies of 12-, 15- and 18-month-olds, which examined what infants acquire from television.