Put It into Practice: Implement Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library

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Put It into Practice: Implement Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library

  1. 1. PLA 2014 Cen Campbell,LittleeLit.com
  2. 2. A Little about LittleeLit.com Young Children, New Media & Libraries ● Promising practices for the incorporation of new media into library collections, services & programs for children 0-5
  3. 3. What are some concerns about new media & young children? ● Commercial messages ● Displacement of time doing other things ● Eye/Neck/Body/Brain strain ● Less creative and open-ended play ● Less time running around outside ● Sleep disruptions ● Age inappropriate content ● Under 2s (AAP)
  4. 4. These concerns are all valid. How can children’s librarians provide guidance for the use of new formats given that we have no long term research on the effects of mobile media with young children?
  5. 5. Children’s Librarians Must Engage with New Media for Young Children ● Ubiquity of tablet technology ● Whether it’s good for kids or not, parents are handing the devices over ● Access to content (multilingual, diverse, high quality) ● Societal need for Media Mentorship ● Potential to increase the overall quality of content
  6. 6. Model for Young Children, New Media & Libraries is a combination of... Pediatrics Pedagogy
  7. 7. American Academy of Pediatrics
  8. 8. Parent Recommendations from the AAP Guidelines ● Limit “entertainment” screen time to <1-2 hours a day ● Discourage screen media for children <2 ● Keep screen media out of child’s bedroom ● Monitor media usage ● Coview ● Establish family media plan
  9. 9. National Association for the Education of Young Children & Fred Rogers Center
  10. 10. Guidelines for Educators ● Select, use, integrate & evaluate media in intentional & age-appropriate ways ● Balance of tech & non-tech ● Prohibit use of passive media ● Limit use for <2 year olds ● Consider recommendations from health orgs ● Equitable access to technology
  11. 11. LittleeLit Guidelines for New Media in Storytime ● Access: Act as media mentor to your community & support equitable access to information ● Content: Content should be high quality & age appropriate ● Engagement: Any technology use should support the development of relationships
  12. 12. What Does it Look Like?
  13. 13. The Best App For Young Children... ...is one that supports the development of a relationship with another human being.
  14. 14. Book Apps!
  15. 15. Not Just Book-Based Apps!

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