Dec. 20, 2013—The animated characters in your preschooler’s favorite TV show invite her to interact, play and learn. But is she learning? Only a little, according to a Vanderbilt study.
Dec. 9, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Do little kids learn from “educational” videos? New research gives answers. Why a Vanderbilt expert says the new Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuits will fail. Meet this year’s Commencement weekend speaker.
Dec. 8, 2011—In a first-of-its-kind study, children showed significant gains in vocabulary and comprehension when parents asked them questions about the content, rather than simply parking them in front of the screen.
Dec. 7, 2011—Children learn more from television when parents interact with them similarly to book reading.