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Pediatricians Say Avoid Apps with Distracting Visual Content

As promised, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published its new screen time guidelines this month, with one policy statement specific to young children (ages 0 to 5) and another for school-age kids (ages 5-18). When it was announced a few months ago that the AAP was revising its recommendations for how much screen time is healthy for kids, the …

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Tales Untold Wins Academics’ Choice Award for Smart Media

We’re happy to announce that Tales Untold has been honored with the 2016 Academics’ Choice Award for Smart Media. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program is recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind. At Tales Untold, we’re dedicated to providing a healthy and brain-stimulating alternative to videos, games …

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A Little About a Lot explains what happens when…

What happens when you swallow? What happens when a plant grows? What happens when you turn on the lights? Season 2 of A Little About a Lot is called “What happens when…” – and that’s exactly what it’s all about. From earth science to engineering to biology, we talk through the stuff that happens behind the scenes. Our goal is …

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Tales Untold Available as Ebooks and Audiobooks

We’ve been busy finding ways to make our tales available to more people and in more formats. And now we’re ready to share the news. Select seasons of Tales Untold are now available as ebooks to read to your kids on your Kindle, or with the free Kindle Reading app. And Android users can now enjoy our audio tales on …

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What a Mensch: Interview with Nick Vidinsky

Our founder Nick Vidinsky was featured today in an interview on Ideamensch, a site that interviews entrepreneurs about their personal keys to success and growth. From the interview: My background in journalism and advertising/marketing taught me to never be too precious with my ideas. I’ve seen too many brilliant and exciting thoughts die on the vine, or have the energy …

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Tales Untold featured by American Academy of Pediatrics

We’re honored, to say the least, to be the first-ever guest bloggers for the Council on Communications and Media (COCM). The post–Podcasts for Kids: Entertainment that Flexes the Imagination Muscle–touches on the nature of listening to stories, and recent scientific studies showing how it drives cognitive development. The COCM comprises members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), doctors who …

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New Practical Guidelines for Kids and Screen Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a valuable and oft-cited resource for guidelines on how to manage screen time for young children. In fact, even in you’re unaware of the AAP’s official guidelines, their most well-known recommendations have made their way into popular discourse: no screen time for children under the age of 2, and a two-hour daily limit …

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We’ve been hunted.

Thank you to the Product Hunt community for the best Monday we’ve had in a while. (We’ve had some pretty good Mondays, mind you.) I rolled out of bed this morning and checked my phone for any pressing issues I should be aware of. I saw a growing pile of emails announcing lots of new Twitter followers and mentions around …

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Young Brains Feed on Listening

We all know that reading aloud to young children helps develop language skills, but the mechanism that causes that has remained somewhat of a mystery. A blog post on The New York Times cites two new studies, however, that have begun to map just exactly what is going on inside that little head when you’re reading him/her a bedtime story …