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ELP in the News

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. 
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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.