Thursday, August 8, 2013

In Case You Missed It!

Children's Advocacy Group
Files Complaint with FTC
Regarding Child Learning Applications

A screen shot of Fisher-Price’s Laugh & Learn
Let’s Count Animals for Baby iPad app
In the New York Times blog piece "Children's Advocacy Group Faults Learning Apps for Babies," Natasha Singer writes:

The baby genius industry is notorious for marketing products as educational, when in fact there is no evidence that they are,” said Susan Linn, the director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which is based in Boston. “Parents deserve honest information about the educational value of the activities they choose for their children and they are not getting it from these companies."

To read the entire article, click here