Member Spotlight: Carly Ciarrocchi

Meet Carly! Her journey in children’s television began in 2012 when she was hired as a host and writer for Sprout’s Sunny Side Up, a live morning show for preschoolers. She created original interstitial content every week for five years - it was a fast-paced, 360० immersion into kids’ media. And right now, you can … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Carly Ciarrocchi

Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Children’s Television

On May 23rd the Children’s Media Association, The Producers Guild of America, and Sesame Workshop hosted Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Children’s Television. The all-star panel of notable children’s media names garnered plenty of buzz and excitement ahead of the event (the event sold out right away!), which included President of WonderWhy … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Children’s Television

An Evening of Play at the New York Hall of Science

On March 5th, 2019 the Children’s Media Association and the National Association for Museum Exhibition hosted An Evening of Play at the New York Hall of Science. The evening included a panel moderated by NYSCI Vice President of Youth Development, Priya Mohabir and exploratory play with Dr. Leilah Lyons in the Connected Worlds exhibit and … Continue reading An Evening of Play at the New York Hall of Science

NAMLE/Media Literacy Week: Gender in Children’s Media

  On November 7th, CMA hosted our annual Media Literacy Week event with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Sherri Hope Culver, the director for the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University, led an exciting and in-depth discussion on gender in children’s media. The event made for a topical view … Continue reading NAMLE/Media Literacy Week: Gender in Children’s Media

New and Emerging Technologies in Children’s Media

  On September 17th, CMA’s New and Emerging Technologies in Children’s Media presented an insightful panel on the future of our industry in the technological world. The panel was composed of some of the top names in the children’s tech industry. Moderated by Makeda Mays Green (VP of Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon), the panel … Continue reading New and Emerging Technologies in Children’s Media

Toys, Trends, and the Genius of Play™

On August 1st, CMA brought toy industry alumni and toy inquisitors to The Toy Association’s midtown offices to talk shop on everything from their Genius of Play™ initiative to 2018 toy trends. The talk, hosted by the Toy Association’s Director of Marketing Initiatives, Anna Yudina and Director of Strategic Communications, Adrienne Appell, yielded many questions … Continue reading Toys, Trends, and the Genius of Play™