Digital Play

Digital Play is our response to the many people who tell us that they would like to know more about the role of digital media in the lives of the children they look after. It focuses on young children aged up to five or six and is intended to be useful for educators, students, childminders and others working with parents and caregivers at home or in early childhood education and care settings.

This project builds on many years of research on the use of digital media by young children and their familiesWe look at findings afresh and provide an overview of some of the information that’s available. Our aim is to support professionals and caregivers in feeling more confident about developing strategies for integrating digital media into family life.  

The Digital Play booklet (62pp) is free to download here.

An eight-session self-study version of Digital Play is available through Playbase Training.

Research areas
Children & Technology
Research team

PI: Professor Lydia Plowman



CAHSS Knowledge Exchange and Impact grant



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