Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America

Rideout, V. Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America (2014) Joan Ganz Cooney Center

This comprehensive analysis of parents' experiences with the educational media their children use tries to answer the following questions: Which subjects do parents feel their children are learning the most about from media? Which platforms do they perceive as being most effective? And what are some of the obstacles to greater use of educational media? All of these issues are explored by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The report measures the degree to which children and parents use media together, overall and by platform, and looks at how this joint media engagement changes as children get older. The study also examines children's reading behaviors, especially online or on electronic reading devices.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald