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ERIC Number: EJ782781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
The State of Children's Interactive Media
Buckleitner, Warren
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n179 p62-65 Jan-Feb 2008
The words "amazing" and "hair-raising" do a nice job of describing the past year in children's interactive media. A glance at the 625 titles released this year reveals new ways to learn, create, and in some cases jump around the room. The good news is that the five-year software drought has ended. The bad news is that these new titles are scattered over ten platforms instead of just two (Macintosh and Windows). Some of these, like the ClickStart: My First Computer (Leapfrog) or the EyeClops are designed to plug directly into a TV, replacing the computer and monitor altogether. Others are stand-alone platforms like the Leapster, or free web sites, like This article describes the state of children's interactive media and includes a listing of recently released early childhood products.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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