Dr. Michael Rich at CCFC’s Consuming Kids Summit: A Liveblog

Michael Rich (Ask the Mediatrician) is at the podium at The Center for Commercial-Free Childhood’s summit this morning. Here are my notes: •as of 2010, 75 percent of kids age 0-1 in the U.S. watch DVDs •CCFC was able to prove that what babies learn from television…is how to watch television •What does the growingContinue reading “Dr. Michael Rich at CCFC’s Consuming Kids Summit: A Liveblog”

Of Crows and Kids

“Children are beautifully adapted to learn about many possible worlds.” from The Wisdom of Not Being Too Rational – ScienceNOW. A psychologist at the University of Cambridge who studies bird cognition has looked at how crows solve problems, the latest in research showing they are rather intelligent. Two of her graduate students, Lucy Cheke and ElsaContinue reading “Of Crows and Kids”