Drs. Barr & Linebarger edit new book on content and context of early media exposure

January 3, 2017 -

Media Exposure During Infancy and Early Childhood: The Effects of Content and Context on Learning and Development (Springer, 2016).

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319451008 
Editors Rachel Barr and Deborah Nichols Linebarger
 
https://www.facebook.com/mediaexposureandearlychildhood/
 
Media has had a huge impact on families. We have gathered a group of leading learning scientists from across the nation to provide new findings in the field and created an ongoing dialogue within the pages of this book with community and industry leaders; a format that has not been seen before in academic books.  The book examines the effects of broad-based media on early child development by highlighting the role of content and context on learning and development from mobile media, learning from television and touchscreens during early childhood, how producers craft engaging characters to drive content delivery and more.
 

 

Highlights of the coverage:

  • The role of content and context on learning and development from mobile media.
  • Learning from TV and touchscreens during early childhood 
  • Educational preschool programming.
  • How producers craft engaging characters to drive content delivery.
  • The parental media mediation context of young children’s media use.
  • Supporting children to find their own agency in learning.
     

Media Exposure During Infancy and Early Childhood is an essential resource for parents, researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in diverse fields including infancy and early childhood development, child and school psychology, social work, pediatrics, and educational psychology.

For more information on topics discussed in this book, please read Dr. Barr's feature article on the Georgetown College site.