We know that today’s kids spend a lot of time on their devices. But how much of that time is spent using apps that are educational in nature?
Not enough, according to a just-released report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, titled “Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America.”
Michael Levine, executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, writes about the report’s findings in a piece on the Huffington Post. In our rush to provide children with electronic devices, he notes, “we may have forgotten to ask a vital question: How much of the time kids spend on these devices is helping them prepare for their futures? Are the tablets and apps that parents are buying for them signaling a shift towards compelling educational content?”
The answer is no, writes Levine: