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How kids and parents are using with tablets for play and learning. What apps are they using? How much time are kids on computers?
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From Monopoly to Exploding Kittens, Board Games Are Making a Comeback

From Monopoly to Exploding Kittens, Board Games Are Making a Comeback | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Board games are experiencing a surge in popularity with families and millennials.
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This hot holiday toy trend is very low tech: Why game sales are soaring 20% this year

This hot holiday toy trend is very low tech: Why game sales are soaring 20% this year | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Hatchimals aren't the only hot holiday toy this year. More and more shoppers are reaching for games in the toy aisle.
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Tolerant techies: What Nick research says about Gen Z

Tolerant techies: What Nick research says about Gen Z | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
“The biggest differences between 2013 and today is the whole notion of kids being inclusive and accepting of different people. Kids were once taught to be tolerant. Now it’s almost part of who they are in terms of acceptance and inclusiveness,” says Sujata Luther, EVP of consumer insights at Nickelodeon.
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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Understanding Digital Games and Family Life

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Understanding Digital Games and Family Life | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
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11 STEM Toys That Teach Kids to Code (for Toddlers to Teens)

11 STEM Toys That Teach Kids to Code (for Toddlers to Teens) | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Raise STEM children and help them learn the basics of coding with these techy toys.
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Kids Balance Tech, Traditional Play | License! Global

Kids Balance Tech, Traditional Play | License! Global | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Kids are devoting roughly the same amount of time to both traditional and technology-based toys and activities, according to the NPD Group’s Kids Share of Time and Wallet report.
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Tech that's Good for Kids: Of Makers, Coders and Pilots

Tech that's Good for Kids: Of Makers, Coders and Pilots | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Every year at this time I invite a panel of 14 judges representing all facets of the kids' media business to do some soul searching. Eschewing public opinion, personal bias or the fact that they comp
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#CES2016 KAPI award winners of good tech awards.

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Robot to help autistic children with learning and social interaction

Robot to help autistic children with learning and social interaction | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
The robot (pictured), which could help make learning and social interaction easier for children with autism, has been unveiled at CES 2016, in Las Vegas.
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Millennial parents show leniency when it comes to kids’ tech use

Millennial parents show leniency when it comes to kids’ tech use | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
The BabyCenter study, which examined the usage of mobile devices, the internet and social media among one- to nine-year-olds, finds that 80% of parents allow their kids to use their smartphone or tablet, and 65% of kids start using their parents' devices before age three.
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Digital platforms usher in a new era for kids factual content

Digital platforms usher in a new era for kids factual content | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
One of YouTube's most successful channels, FunToyzCollector, features a woman opening Disney toys - and it generated US$4.9 million in revenue last year. Kids factual has never had a huge presence in the TV market, but now, the digital revolution has afforded plenty of opportunities for this form of entertainment.
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Nickelodeon's revenue continues to decline

Nickelodeon's revenue continues to decline | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Sorry, SpongeBob. Nickelodeon no longer rules the kids ad market. Unable to count on youngsters parking themselves in front of the TV for shows like “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Madison Avenue is accel...
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Nintendo Has Now Sold More Amiibos Than Wii U's

Nintendo Has Now Sold More Amiibos Than Wii U's | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Nintendo has come out with a colorful new report detailing their various hardware accomplishments, and with it comes the confirmation that the best success story of the past few years for the company has been the Amiibo craze. Nintendo lists that they’ve sold 10.5 million Amiibos to date, a figure nestled [...]
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Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children

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Microsoft, which bought the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a new site aimed at teachers, aiming to foster a community of educators swapping lesson plans and other tips based on Minecraft.

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Tech Companies Want to Help Raise Your Kids

Tech Companies Want to Help Raise Your Kids | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
The CES 2017 tech conference was dominated by parenting gadgets, raising questions about tech's impact on kids.
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CTA - The Youngest Techies of Them All

CTA - The Youngest Techies of Them All | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Today’s kids are tomorrow’s digital citizens. The majority of them know how to swipe their finger across a screen as well as they know what to do with a pacifier. This year’s CES will have an entire marketplace devoted to kids gear. It’s fascinating to look at the trends shaping their world, and how ours differs.
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Latest #digital toys to engage kids for the holiday season. #digitaltoys #robotictoys
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Don't be 'such a girl' - instead, be your OWN girl

Don't be 'such a girl'  - instead, be your OWN girl | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Feminism. Equality. Gender-bias ... Children’s toys.
You might not see an immediate connection between these four things, but in reality, children’
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Digital Engagement Strongest For Moms With Young Children

Digital Engagement Strongest For Moms With Young Children | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Digital Engagement Strongest For Moms With Young Children - 05/18/2016
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Moms Spending Big Money On Connected Toys For Their Kids

Moms Spending Big Money On Connected Toys For Their Kids | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Moms Spending Big Money On Connected Toys For Their Kids - 02/19/2016
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How Are Parents Monitoring Teens’ Social, Mobile Habits? (Study)

How Are Parents Monitoring Teens’ Social, Mobile Habits? (Study) | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
How do parents monitor their teens’ usage of social media and other mobile technology? Pew Research Center surveyed parents with teens aged 13 through 17 to find out.
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Pew study shows that Most parents monitor what kids do online.

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How To Make Your App Zoom To The Top Of The App Store

How To Make Your App Zoom To The Top Of The App Store | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
With more than 40,000 new apps released into the App Store each month, landing one of those coveted top spots is no accident.
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The force is strong with Hasbro: earnings up 15%

The force is strong with Hasbro: earnings up 15% | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
The company can thank boys and their toys.
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Study Finds Most Parents Don’t Feel Guilty for 'Tablet Babysitting'

Study Finds Most Parents Don’t Feel Guilty for 'Tablet Babysitting' | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets can be useful if parents want to keep their children busy, and a new study found most parents don’t feel guilty about it.
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59% of parents in Harris Poll are guilt-free about using electronics to occupy children. #digitalkids

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Which Platforms Do Teens Use to Make Friends?

Which Platforms Do Teens Use to Make Friends? | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
Instant messaging is the top way teens stay in touch with their friends, with social networks coming in a close second.
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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children | Kids. Parents and Screens | Scoop.it
American youths are plugged in and tuned out of the real world for many more hours of the day than experts consider healthy for normal development.
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