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A little over a week ago, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has released a new report entitled: Always Connected: The New Digital Media Habits of Young Children. Both as a librarian working with children and as a parent, I have a strong interest in the ways in which today's young children interact with digital media. I'm always looking for new research and dialogue that can help me make better informed decisions both professionally and personally. Several questions are regularly posed: What kind of content are young children interacting with? What devices (television, computer, gaming systems, mobile systems...) do they interact with? How are they interacting with them and how does digital media impact their learning and growth? Every family is unique - in their choices of what is and what is not appropriate, as well as what types of media they allow (and/or can afford) in their homes.
At the library we offer a variety of media types for children and families to access and borrow. What kind of media do your children prefer? What do you prefer or allow in your household?