Tech in the Early Years

Essential Research on Tech in the Early Years


Anderson, D. R., Huston, A. C., Schmitt, K. L., Linebarger, D. L., & Wright, J. C.Early childhood television viewing and adolescent behavior: The recontact study
Anderson, D. R., & Pempek, T. A.Television and very young children
Ball, S., & Bogatz, G.A summary of the major findings in the first year of Sesame Street: An evaluation
Barr, R.Memory constraints on infant learning from picture books, television, and touchscreens
Barr, R., Chavez, V., Fujimoto, M., Garcia, A., & Muentener, P.

The effect of repetition on imitation from television during infancy

Bebell, D., Dorris, S., & Muir, M.Emerging results from the nation’s first kindergarten implementation of iPads
Bredekamp, S., & Rosegrant, T.Learning and teaching with technology
Calvert, S. L., Huston, A. C., Watkins, B. A., & Wright, J. C.The relation between selective attention to television forms and children’s comprehension of content
Calvert, S. L., Richards, M. N., & Kent, C. C.Personalized interactive characters for toddlers’ learning of seriation from a video presentation
Calvert, S. L., Strong, B. L., Jacobs, E. L., & Conger, E. E.Interaction and participation for young Hispanic and caucasian girls’ and boys’ learning of media content
Chang, J., Rakowsky, C., & Clark, D.Toddlers and tablets: Way of the future?
Chera, P., & Wood, C.Animated multimedia ‘talking books’ can promote phonological awareness in children beginning to read
Children NowThe Effects of Interactive Media on Preschoolers’ Learning, A Review of the Research and Recommendations for the Future
Chiong, C., Ree, J., & Takeuchi, L.QuickReport: Print books vs e-books
Chiong, C., & Shuler, C.Learning: Is there an app for that?
Choi, K., & Kirkorian, H. L.Object retrieval using contingent vs. non-contingent video on touchscreens
Clements, D. H., & Samara, J.Young children and technology: What does the research say?
Comstock, G., & Scharrer, E.Media and the American Child
Crawley, A. M., Anderson, D. R., Wilder, A., Williams, M., & Santomero, A.Effects of repeated exposures to a single episode of the television program Blue’s Clues on the viewing behaviors and comprehension of preschool children
Davidson, J., & Wright, J.The potential of the microcomputer in the early childhood classroom
De Jong, M. T., & Bus, A. G.The efficacy of electronic books in fostering kindergarten children’s emergent story understanding
Feldman, R. S.Child Development
Fisch, S. M.A capacity model of children’s comprehension of educational content on television
Fisch, S. M.Children’s learning from educational television: Sesame Street and beyond
Fisch, S. M.Characteristics of effective materials for informal education: A cross-media comparison of television, magazines, and interactive media
Fisch, S. M., & Truglio, R. T.“G” if for growing: Thirty years of research on children and Sesame Street
Giles, D.Parasocial interaction: A review of the literature and a model for future research
Gola, A. A., Richards, M. N., Lauricella, A. R., & Calvert, S. L.Building meaningful parasocial relationships between toddlers and media characters to teach early mathematical skills
Harris, P. L.Trust
Hart, B., & Risley, T. R.Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children
Heft, T. M., & Swaminathan, S.The effects of computers on the social behavior of preschoolers
Horton, D., & Wohl, R.Mass communication and para-social interaction; observations on intimacy at a distance
Huston, A. C., Anderson, D. R., Wright, J. C., Linebarger, D. L., & Schmitt, K. L.Sesame Street viewers as adolescents: The recontact study
Katz, V. S.How children of immigrants use media to connect their families to the community
Kirkorian, H. L., & Choi, K.Toddlers’ word-learning from contingent vs. non-contingent video on touchscreens
Kirkorian, H. L., Pempek, T. A., Murphy, L. A., Schmidt, M. E., & Anderson, D. R.The impact of background television on parent-child interaction
Kirkorian, H. L., Wartella, E. A., & Anderson, D. R.Media and young children’s learning
Korat, O., & Shamir, A.Electronic books versus adult readers: Effects on children’s emergent literacy as a function of social class
Korat, O., & Shamir, A.The educational electronic book as a tool for supporting children’s emergent literacy in low versus middle SES groups
Kotler, J. A., Schiffman, J. M., & Hanson, K. G.The influence of media characters on children’s food choices
Krcmar, M.Can social meaningfulness and repeat exposure help infants and toddlers overcome the video deficit?
Krmcar, M. & Cingel, D. P.Parent-child joint reading in traditional and electronic formats
Labbo, L. D., & Kuhn, M. R.Weaving chains of affect and cognition: A young child’s understanding of CD-ROM talking books
Lapierre, M. A., Piotrowski, J. T., & Linebarger, D. L.Background television in the homes of us children
Lauricella, A. R., Barr, R. F., & Calvert, S. L.Emerging computer skills
Lauricella, A. R., Gola, A. A. H., & Calvert, S. L.Toddlers’ learning from socially meaningful video characters
Lauricella, A. R., Pempek, T. A., Barr, R., & Calvert, S. L.Contingent computer interactions for young children’s object retrieval success
Muller, A. A., & Perlmutter, M.Preschool children’s problem-solving interactions at computers and jigsaw puzzles
National Association for the Education of Young Children, & Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent CollegeTechnology and interactive media as tools in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8
Pearson FoundationThe Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy
Penuel, W. R., Pasnik, S., Bates, L., Townsend, E., Gallagher, L. P., Llorente, C., & Hupert, N.Preschool teachers can use a media-rich curriculum to prepare low-income children for school success: Results of a randomized controlled trial
Primavera, J., Wiederlight, P. P., & DiGiacomo, T. M.Technology access for low-income preschoolers: Bridging the digital divide
Raffle, H., Ballagas, R., Revelle, G., Horii, H., Follmer, S., Go, J…Spasojevic, M.Family story play: Reading with young children (and Elmo) over a distance
Reeves, B., & Nass, C.The media equation: How people treat computers, television, and new media like real people and places
Reiser, R. A., Tessmer, M., & Phelps, P.Adult-child interaction in children’s learning from “Sesame Street.”
Reiser, R. A., Williamson, N., & Suzuki, K.Using “Sesame Street” to facilitate children’s recognition of letters and numbers
Ricci, C. M., & Beal, C. R.The effect of interactive media on children’s story memory
Rice, M., Huston, A. C., Truglio, R., & Wright, J. C.Words from Sesame Street: Learning vocabulary while viewing
Richert, R., Robb, M. B., & Smith, E.Media as social partners: The social nature of young children’s learning from screen media
Riconscente, M.Mobile learning improves 5th graders’ fractions knowledge and attitudes
Robb, M. B.New ways of reading: The impact of an interactive book on young children’s story comprehension and parent-child dialogic reading behaviors
Roseberry, S., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M.Skype me! Socially contingent interactions help toddlers learn language
Salomon, G.Introducing AIME: The assessment of children’s mental involvement with television
Schmidt, M. E., & Anderson, D. R.The impact of television on cognitive development and educational attainment
Schmidt, M. E., Pempek, T. A., Kirkorian, H. L., Lund, A. F., & Anderson, D. R.The effects of background television on the toy play behavior of very young children
Shuler, C.Pockets of potential: Using mobile technologies to promote children’s learning
Strommen, E. F.Interacting with people versus interacting with machines: Is there a meaningful difference from the point of view of theory?
Strouse, G. A., O’Doherty, K., & Troseth, G. L.Effective coviewing: Preschoolers’ learning from video after a dialogic questioning intervention
Takeuchi, L., & Stevens, R.The new coviewing: Designing for learning through joint media engagement
Troseth, G. L.TV guide: Two-year-old children learn to use video as a source of information
Troseth, G. L., Saylor, M. M., & Archer, A. H.Young children’s use of video as a source of socially relevant information
Trushell, J., Burrell, C., & Maitland, A.Year 5 pupils reading an “Interactive Storybook” on CD-ROM: Losing the plot?
Valkenburg, P. M., Krcmar, M., Peeters, A. L., & Marseille, N. M.Developing a scale to assess three styles of television mediation: “Instructive mediation,” “restrictive mediation,” and “social coviewing”
Wang, X. C., & Carter Ching, C.Social construction of computer experience in a first-grade classroom: social processes and mediating artifacts
Wartella, E. A., Rideout, V. J., Lauricella, A., & Connell, S.Parenting in the age of digital technology
Whitehurst, G. J., Arnold, D., Epstein, J., Angell, A., Smith, M., & Fischel, J.A picture book reading intervention in day care and home for children from low-income families
Whitehurst, G. J., & Lonigan, C. J.Emergent literacy: Development from prereaders to readers
Zack, E., Barr, R., Gerhardstein, P., Dickerson, K., & Meltzoff, A. N.Infant imitation from television using novel touch screen technology


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