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Screen Time Is Good for Kids-If There’s a Human on the

Catch Dr. Barr's tips on using screen media with young children and how best to video chat with your child.
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Q&A with Dr. Barr

Child Trends interviewed Dr. Barr to learn more about the studies being done by the ELP to learn more about cognitive flexibility in monolingual and bilingual...
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Zero to Three’s New ‘Screen Sense’ Report Updates Recommenda

This article provides a brief summary on the newly-released Screen Sense report by Zero to Three. Screen Sense provides parents with a resource they can...
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What is Digital Technology Really Doing to Kids’ Devel

The use of digital technology by young children has been a debated topic, especially as new digital technologies are released more frequently. Dr. Barr discusses...
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How to Watch TV With Your Kids

Many parents worry about the effects of TV on the development of their children, especially with different research sources disagreeing on the benefits and risks...
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Learning to Embrace Kids’ Tech-Filled Futures

Navigating screen time for toddlers is a contentious topic but the good news is experts are beginning to discover some potential benefits.
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Brain Boost for Bilingual Babies

Child Trends produced this video for parents that highlights our research.
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To Grandmother’s Cam We Go: Do Video Chats Encourage E

Dr. Barr explains the impact of family video calls on childhood development.
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What You Need to Know About Touchscreens and Toddlers

Child Trends produced this video for parents that highlights our research.
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The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube

Dr. Barr comments on YouTube Kids and how it relates to the surprise-egg craze.
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Type of Screen Time Kids Get Matters as Much Amount

Research by Dr. Barr suggests that the way children interact with tablets matters as much as the amount of time interacting with these tablets.
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Introducing Early Learners to Technology

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...
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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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Screen Rules for Your Baby

Newsweek discusses Zero to Three and their new screen rules guidelines for babies.
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Screens Pose Parenting Challenge

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...
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Infant Screen Time

Parents, Calm Down About Infant Screen Time. This article discusses the current research associated with screen time for your children.
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Media Use Guidelines for Toddlers

Research-based guidelines suggest screen time for toddlers is ok and the importance of parental participation.
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‘Books From Birth’ Proposal

D.C. City Council introduces ‘Books From Birth’ proposal with unanimous support and Dr. Barr expresses the importance of word exposure for children.
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Screen time for toddlers is fine

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...
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An Update On Screen Time

NPR discusses our work with Zero to Three to weigh in on screen time for young children.
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Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use

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
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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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This artwork by Donna Grethen relates to kids spending all their time online during summer vacation.

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 3

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 Under 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...
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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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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21:  A child plays with an iPad and the apptivity app at Westfield shopping Centre on August 21, 2012 in London, England. The new app from toy maker Mattel allows children use Hot Wheels, Batman, WWE and other toys to interact with an Apple iPad.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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 Relationships

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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