Possible Marriage: “Medical” and Media Literacy Approaches to Technology in Early Childhood
Early Childhood / family media literacy / Healthy Media Choices / Media Literacy Education / Parents / Teachers

Possible Marriage: “Medical” and Media Literacy Approaches to Technology in Early Childhood

Reading “Media Literacy In Early Childhood: Inquiry-Based Technology Integration” by Faith Rogow sharpened my understanding of the different paradigms that govern thinking about technology in early childhood education. First, the fundamental difference between what Rogow calls the “medical model” based on the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Media Literacy Educators model … Continue reading

Supporting Sensory Health in Young Children
Early Childhood / Nature / Parents / Rituals / Sensory Health

Supporting Sensory Health in Young Children

Link to YouTube recording of conversation with Cynthia Jaggi of Gatherwell: Grow for Good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyGTBcR-518 In Last Child in the Woods, his seminal work on children and nature, Richard Louv quotes Paul Gorman, Founding Executive Director of the Religious Partnership for the Environment: Kids have to feel that this connection (with nature) is vital and … Continue reading

children and media / Early Childhood / Gurdjieff / Healthy Media Choices / Interview / New Parents / Parents / Sensory Health / Teachers

Monday- From the Archives: Interview with Lillian Firestone on The Forgotten Language of Children

Welcome to Monday from the Archives: each Monday, something from the archives of Mary Rothschild: interviews, articles, insights. Today, the audio and transcript of an interview with author Lillian Firestone about her book The Forgotten Language of Children: A Journey in Living Authentically, originally aired on Brattleboro Community Radio in Vermont on October 18, 2011. … Continue reading

Advertising / Commercialization / Girls / Media / Parents / Teachers

Girls’ Lockers: Moms and Marketers Stay Out!

When I read the October 9, 2011 New York Times Article “Middle School Girls Unlock a World of Their Own, in Miniature” my first reaction was – well, to squelch my first reaction – repulsion. Taking offense at school locker decorations (and companies creating demand for certain kinds of “locker furnishings”) might mean I’m a … Continue reading