Now in the hands of state lawmakers: an online petition with over 200,000 signatures demanding an end to electric shock treatment at the Judge Rotenberg Center.
Kelsey Carroll faced homelessness, disability and abuse, and was at risk for dropping out. Now she's the subject of a documentary about her turnaround and the educational approach that helped her.
Teaching babies to communicate in sign language is popular. Is it effective? That depends on whether you ask the medical establishment or the moms.
GREATER BOSTON: MANDATORY IPADS IN THE CLASSROOM
Touch-screen devices and tablets can be educational for children, experts said — but parents have to be in charge.
A conversation with ReadBoston executive director Theresa Lynn.
Three independent studies report that the highly rated WGBH and PBS KIDS series Martha Speaks is an effective tool across platforms (broadcast and mobile devices) in increasing young children’s vocabulary.
We all look forward to the rest and relaxation of summer. It’s good to take a break, but hot, lazy summer days with nothing to do may not be the best thing for our children.
A consumer watchdog group has put together a list of toys to avoid just in time for holiday shopping. The list includes a plastic tiara sold at K-Mart and a Dora the Explorer backpack from Claire's.
A little Muppet girl has started a sensation. The brown doll with a beautifully kinky mop of hair sings "I Love My Hair." The song was written by Joey Mazzarino, Sesame Street's head writer. He wrote the song to help his adopted daughter celebrate herself and, of course, her hair.
The Chinese pianist is supporting young performers.
Share you kid's favorite programs, including Curious George, Martha Speaks, and Sesame Street anytime - anytime right here at wgbh.org.
WGBH’s Kids Media Matters and the City of Boston partnered this past summer to promote reading to local children. WGBH President Jon Abbott, VP for Children’s Media and Educational Programming Brigid Sullivan, and special friend Arthur joined Mayor Tom Menino at the Tadpole Playground on Boston on July 15 to announce that WGBH will give 5,000 books to the City of Boston’s ReadBoston Storymobile Program.
Kids Media Matters
Boston Kids & Family TV offers Boston cable subscribers a line-up rich with educational and kids' programming. The daytime line-up includes Arthur, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Between the Lions; while the evening offers adult educational programs.