A Clearer View of the World through Reflective Media

On August 26th, the Children’s Media Association partnered with Common Sense Media to host a conversation on how kids can find content that reflects their own stories. Betsy Bozdech (Common Sense Media) moderated the passionate group of experts that included Kim Berglund (Disney Jr.), Steven Wolf Pereira (Encantos), and Kevin Clark (George Mason University). Each … Continue reading A Clearer View of the World through Reflective Media

Belief in Our Content: A Path Through YouTube Kids

On July 29th, the Children’s Media Association hosted a packed conversation on how creators can best take advantage of YouTube Kids. Creators such as Lauren Glaubach (YouTube Kids), Meredith Halpern-Ranzer (Tinkercast), and Lucas Field (Giraffe’s Mini-Musical) - plus his buddy Koala - shared their thoughts on the subject. Kristen McGregor acted as the energetic moderator … Continue reading Belief in Our Content: A Path Through YouTube Kids

Through the Screen: A Cozy Talk on Interactive Media

On August 4th, CMA hosted Danny LaBrecque of Danny Joe’s TreeHouse for a run through of interactive methods of media in an exceptionally cozy video event. Given his background in early childhood development, LaBrecque spoke on the subconscious process that children go through to process events and how beneficial interactive methods can be in supporting … Continue reading Through the Screen: A Cozy Talk on Interactive Media

Passion Behind The Prequel: A Talk on Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

On May 30th, Netflix hosted an in-depth discussion between the creative team of “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” and the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI). The creative team included Director and Executive Producer Louis Leterrier, Executive Producer Lisa Henson, Executive Producer Halle Stanford, Co-Executive Producers and Writers Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, and … Continue reading Passion Behind The Prequel: A Talk on Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

A View on Kids Music: New Expectations

On January 9th, 2020, CMA hosted a high energy panel consisting of speakers Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd of Alphabet Rockers, and Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills. The overarching theme of discussion for the night centered around uniting communities of children around the world on discussions concerning their race, gender, and emotional identity.   McGaw … Continue reading A View on Kids Music: New Expectations