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Parental Participation In Screen Time

Dr. Barr explains the importance of parents as “social scaffolding” while participating in screen time with kids.
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Helping Kids With Screen Time

A story about a study from Georgetown ELP and Binghamton University about learning from touch screens.
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“Think About the Children!”

Dr. Barr talks about the effects of technology on childhood development
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AAP Screentime Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers new recommendations on screen time based on recent research findings.
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Could Video Chats Be Good For Infants

Research collected at the ELP on video usage is reported here.
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Dr. Barr Publishes Book: Media Exposure

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...
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Bilingual Infants and Memory

Psychology Today discusses the infant memory studies on the bilingual advantage
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Diane Rehm Show on Media Exposure

The Diane Rehm Show discusses research findings with Dr. Rachel Barr as one of the invited experts.
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STEM Women On Fire

STEM Women On Fire interview Dr. Rachel Barr about her involvement in science as a women
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Difference Between Skype and T.V.

New research suggests infants know the difference between skyping and watching television.
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Media Effects on Infant Development

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...
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What Sesame Street Is and Isn’t

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...
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Baby Elmo and Better Parents

Here is a story about the "Baby Elmo" program for incarcerated teen dads who are doing well.
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Is Screen Time Good for Babies?

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...
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Use Screens Wisely with Kids

Seattle Times discusses our research findings on learning from screen media and the recent Screen Sense report.
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Screen Use Guidelines for Children Under

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.
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Advice on Toddler Screen Time

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...
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Pros and Cons of Screentime for Children

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...
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Quality of Screen Time Matters

PBS NewsHour highlights the importance of age-appropriate quality content and making screentime interactive through caregiver scaffolding based on Dr. Barr’s work.
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Learning from Online Preschool

This Marketplace audio segment and news article cited our Magnet study findings on children’s difficulty transferring learning across media contexts.
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Skype with Infants and Toddlers

The Association for Psychological Science featured a video abstract of our Let’s Skype study at the 2014 annual conference.
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Task Force Report to the President

This White House Task Force cited our Baby Elmo Project findings; see page 24 for more info.
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Program for Incarcerated Teen Fathers

Southern California Public Radio featured our Baby Elmo Project and a recent conference with the founders, including Dr. Barr.
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Incarcerated Teen Parent-Child Relations

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...
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Kind Healthy Snacks Gives a Grant

Our Baby Elmo Project has recently received a grant from the KIND Healthy Snacks’ Do the KIND Thing: Projects competition.
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Infant Cognition Research

Georgetown University spotlights the Georgetown Early Learning Project’s research on learning from touchscreens, the transfer deficit, bilingualism, parent-infant interaction and more!
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Georgetown Deserves to Boast

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...
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The Lessons of Baby Einstein

Slate highlights our Baby Mozart study examining verbal input and caregiver-infant interactional quality.
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Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers to Dads

The Chronicle of Social Change features our Baby Elmo Program and it’s role in reducing recidivism and strengthening connections.
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How Babies Learn

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...
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The Baby Elmo Program

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.
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Educational Value of iPad Apps

NPR interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on how young children learn from touch screens.
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APF Koppitz Fellowship Research

American Psychological Foundation Monitor discusses Natalie Brito’s research on the bilingual advantage.
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APF Overview Video

American Psychological Foundation interviews Dr. Rachel Barr about the Baby Elmo Study.
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Infants Transfer of Learning

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.
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Bilingualism and Memory Generalization

Natalie Brito describes some of our recent findings on learning and memory.
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TV Isn’t the Only Form of Screen Time

Washington Post Lifestyle Blog interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on current ELP research, highlighting the importance of parental engagement during media use.
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Dr. Barr Awarded APF Visionary Grant

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...
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Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara

Daily Nexus article discusses how the intervention we helped design is strengthening family bonds between infants and their parents in juvenile detention facilities.
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Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara

Noozhawk article highlights the success of the intervention we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles with children.
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Memories in the Making

Washington Parent suggests ELP is a fun activity for babies and toddlers.
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Baby Elmo Study- Sacramento:

Sacramento Press article on a program we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles.
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Videos for Babies Age 2 and Under

Wall Street Journal discusses the usage of DVDs and television among infants and children.
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Multimedia for Babies- Good and Bad

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...
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Mom Reviews Facts on TV

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...
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TV Gets High Ratings

Psychology Today highlights the results of previous studies of 12-, 15- and 18-month-olds, which examined what infants acquire from television.
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Screen Sense: Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under Three Years Old: 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.

 

Is screen time good for your baby or toddler?: 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 the child.

 

Researcher: Don’t take screens away from kids, use them wisely: Seattle Times discusses our research findings on learning from screen media and the recent Screen Sense report.

 

Common-Sense, Science-Based Advice on Toddler Screen Time: 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 example of a shift in the landscape.”

 

Pros and Cons of Screentime for Children Under Age 3: 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 screen use, and more.

 

For toddlers, it’s the quality of the screen time that matters, study reveals: PBS NewsHour highlights the importance of age-appropriate quality content and making screentime interactive through caregiver scaffolding based on Dr. Barr’s work.

 

​Screen Sense:  Setting the Record Straight—Research-based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old: ZERO TO THREE has developed in collaboration with Dr. Rachel Barr.

 

Dr. Carolyn Rovee-Collier’s Obituary: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Barr’s mentor Dr. Rovee-Collier. Please view her obituary and the Rutger’s University Press Release for more information.

 

What can a 4-year-olds learn at online preschool?: This Marketplace audio segment and news article cited our Magnet study findings on children’s difficulty transferring learning across media contexts.

 

My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Report to the President: This White House Task Force cited our Baby Elmo Project findings; see page 24 for more info.

 

Going Straight to the Source: How do infants learn best?: The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences presents information from Dr. Barr on how well infants learn from media sources compared to face-to-face interactions.

 

Let’s Skype! Video Chat Use Among Infants and Toddlers: The Association for Psychological Science featured a video abstract of our Let’s Skype study at the 2014 annual conference.

 

Innovative program reaches out to incarcerated teenage fathers: Southern California Public Radio featured our Baby Elmo Project and a recent conference with the founders, including Dr. Barr.

 

Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships of Young, Incarcerated Fathers: 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 improving relationships between parents and their children as well as the positive changes to correctional facility environments.

 

Kind Healthy Snacks Gives Grant to Youth Law Center for Innovative Incarcerated Youth Parenting Program: Our Baby Elmo Project has recently received a grant from the KIND Healthy Snacks’ Do the KIND Thing: Projects competition.

 

Infant Cognition Research: 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 More About its Impressive Research Efforts: 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 impactful mentorship.

 

When Baby Apps Actually Lead to Learning: The Lessons of Baby Einstein: Slate highlights our Baby Mozart study examining verbal input and caregiver-infant interactional quality.

 

Classes Turning Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers Into Dads: The Chronicle of Social Change features our Baby Elmo Program and it’s role in reducing recidivism and strengthening connections.

 

Teen dads behind bars receive parenting skills with The Baby Elmo Program: 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.

 

Infants Transfer of Learning Between Touch Screen and Real-World: 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.

 

Jury’s still out on educational value of iPad apps: NPR interviews Dr. Rachel Barr on how young children learn from touch screens.

 

APF Overview Video: American Psychological Foundation interviews Dr. Rachel Barr about the Baby Elmo Study.

 

APF Koppitz Fellowship Research: American Psychological Foundation Monitor discusses Natalie Brito’s research on the bilingual advantage.

 

How Babies Learn: 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 ELP.

 

Television isn’t the only form of screen time: 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: 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 teens parents and their young children.

 

Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara: Daily Nexus article discusses how the intervention we helped design is strengthening family bonds between infants and their parents in juvenile detention facitilies.

 

Baby Elmo Study- Santa Barbara: Noozhawk article highlights the success of the intervention we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles with children.

 

Memories in the Making: Washington Parent suggests ELP is a fun activity for babies and toddlers.

 

Baby Elmo Study- Sacramento: Sacramento Press article on a program we helped design to teach parenting skills to incarcerated juveniles.

 

Videos for Babies Age 2 and Under: Wall Street Journal discusses the usage of DVDs and television among infants and children.

 

Multimedia for Babies- Good and Bad: 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 ELP).

 

A Mother Reviews the Facts about TV: 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 content.

 

Media Exposure for Children Under 3: The Kojo Nnamdi Show discusses research findings with Dr. Rachel Barr as one of the invited experts.

 

TV Gets High Ratings: Psychology Today highlights the results of previous studies of 12-, 15- and 18-month-olds, which examined what infants acquire from television.