CBeebies, playing and learning

An evaluation of the learning benefits of Cbeebies’ online content

The primary aim of this research was to understand how CBeebies online content can help children learn. The study was undertaken in 2012.

This research was based on eight games selected by the CBeebies team. There were three main strands to the study: i) teachers’ evaluations, ii) child-centred evaluation at home, preschool and primary school and iii) parents’ perspectives. We looked at two learning phases (three- and four-year-olds and five- and six-year-olds) and used the seven areas of learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage to frame our findings. The report of this research has not been published.

Key contact: Lydia Plowman

Research areas
Children & Technology
Research team

Lydia Plowman | Pauline Duncan | Andrew Manches | Joanna McPake (University of Strathclyde) | Christine Stephen (University of Stirling)