“A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers”, a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, examines the educational claims about commercially available educational media products (videos and DVDs, computer software, and video games) for very young children and what kind of research has been conducted to substantiate the educational claims.
The report indicates there is little understanding of how the new media affect young children – and almost no research to support the idea that they are educational.
Download report (pdf, 1.33 mb, 56 pages)
New York Times article on the issue