Young Children & New Media: Librarians Reframing the Discussion

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Cen Campbell and Amy Koester presented these slides as part of a webinar for the TEC Center at the Erikson Institute in June 2014.

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Young Children & New Media: Librarians Reframing the Discussion

  1. 1. Young Children & New Media: Librarians Reframing the Discussion
  2. 2. Reframe the Discussion
  3. 3. Reframe the Discussion “Ping Pong” by flickr user rjp Creative Commons licensed
  4. 4. Reframe the Discussion “Scarecrow” by flickr user Tim Green Creative Commons licensed
  5. 5. POLL Do you currently have a relationship with a local library? If you do, is it with a public library, a school library, or another type of library? Type Yes or No in the Q&A panel
  6. 6. Say “Hello!” to your library!
  7. 7. And say hello to Little eLit. We’re developing promising practices for incorporating new media into library collections, services & programs for children 0- 5 and their families.
  8. 8. So what do librarians do? • Collections • Stories • Information resources • Online resources • Services • In-library Play • Check Out Devices • Programs • Storytime • Outreach
  9. 9. How are libraries responding?
  10. 10. How are libraries responding?
  11. 11. How are libraries responding?
  12. 12. How are libraries responding?
  13. 13. How are libraries responding?
  14. 14. Welcome to the world of Media Mentors. Where it’s not about the technology, it’s about the relationships. http://steve-lovelace.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/doc-brown-and-marty-reading-ipad.png
  15. 15. Welcome to the world of Media Mentors. Where it’s not about the technology, it’s about the relationships. http://steve-lovelace.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/doc-brown-and-marty-reading-ipad.png
  16. 16. • All parents want what’s best for their children. • The parent is the expert on their child. It starts with some parental assumptions.
  17. 17. • Reflective Practice1 • Focus on the parent/child relationship.1 • Recognize what YOU bring to the interaction.1 • Value passion wherever it is found.1 • The 3 Cs2 1Brazelton Touchpoints Center 2Lisa Guernsey Our Guiding Principles
  18. 18. Reflective Practice “RIght Cloud Gate” by flickr user jmcmichael Creative Commons licensed
  19. 19. How can new forms of media be used to support the development of relationships between the caregiver & the child? Focus on the Parent/Child Relationship
  20. 20. Technological competencies vary. How can caregivers, educators, and librarians start where parents and kids are to support 21st century skill building? Recognize What You Bring to the Interaction
  21. 21. How can the passion to do what is best for children be channeled into productive practices and relationships? Value Passion Wherever It Is Found
  22. 22. ✦Content ✦Context ✦Child The 3 Cs http://www.lisaguernsey.com/Screen-Time.htm
  23. 23. Stumbling Blocks… “Blocks” by flickr user Hey Paul Creative Commons licensed
  24. 24. …And Overcoming Them “thumbs up” by flickr user Sarah Reid Creative Commons licensed
  25. 25. Resources • American Academy of Pediatrics’s Children, Adolescents, and Media • Lisa Guernsey’s Screen Time • Lisa Guernsey’s TEDxMidAtlantic Talk “How the iPad affects young children, and what we can do about it” • Little eLit • NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center’s Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8 • New America Foundation’s Beyond Screen Time • Cris Rowan’s “10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age or 12” from the Huffington Post

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