Using Sesame Street in Communities Resource for Health Emergencies

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Join Sesame Workshop and Brazelton Touchpoints Center on April 1, 2020 for a 60-minute conversation about how to use Sesame Street videos, games, and other assets so families can feel healthy, find comfort, and learn playfully at home!

About

Sesame Workshop and the Brazelton Touchpoints Center are partnering to share helpful online resources to stay informed, engaged, and responsive to the needs of children and families in your neighborhood through health emergencies. As a result of COVID-19, families around the world are needing to adjust, adapt, and keep each other safe. In response, Sesame Workshop is launching the Caring for Each Other initiative—a long-term commitment to supporting families for the duration of this crisis.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020

EdSurge

In a recent article on EdSurge, Chip Donohue, Founding Director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at Erikson Institute and Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, shares his key takeaways about the most powerful ideas and practices when using technologies with young children.  Additionally, Donohue shares advice for teachers and stresses “relationships matter most.”

“Technology-mediated family engagement and nudges work.  Use tools to enhance family engagement and relationships,  help families keep in touch at a distance and strengthen parent-child interaction.”

To learn more visit:  Beyond Screen Time: Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020.

 

Message from Me available in Detroit, Michigan

About

Message from Me is now used in Detroit, Michigan at The Guidance Center in early learning classrooms. One teacher shared, “Message from Me is a way for children to connect with loved ones…and that is a gift.”

Message from Me: A new tech tool for Pre-K developed at the CMU Create Lab

KDKA and KIDSBURGH

A new tech tool developed at the CMU Create Lab is now in all Pittsburgh Public School preschool programs, and it’s helping kids connect outside the classroom.  The program, called Message from Me, uses an iPad to help kids connect directly with their family and friends while they’re at preschool.  Since the kids can’t read yet, programmers created a way for them to do it on their own.

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