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The TAP, CLICK, READ Blog

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Posted October 3, 2016

Announcing a Tap, Click, Read Toolkit to Promote Early Literacy in a World of Screens

Download new materials designed to help educators and other leaders put insights into practice, helping children learn to read in a digital age.


Posted December 10, 2015

Breakthroughs in Parent Engagement and Early Literacy

Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine will be featured speakers at a half-day forum hosted by New America, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and The Erikson Institute on December 10, 2015 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.


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Posted August 23, 2015

Why We Wrote “Tap, Click, Read”

This book is not about championing technology, nor is it about avoiding it. We envision a future that is human-powered first and tech-assisted second. We see it as a "third way," an approach driven by the urgent need for all children and parents to have access to the same 21st-century literacy opportunities already at the fingertips of today’s affluent families.


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Posted August 15, 2015

Articles from the Seeding Reading Series (2014-15)

More than 20 articles on how technology intersects with early literacy, published in 2014-15 as part of a blog series by New America & JGCC.


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Posted June 25, 2015

A New Framework to Identify Educational Apps

A new framework on identifying educational apps uses lessons from the science of Learning.


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Posted June 15, 2015

A Map in Progress: Integrating Technology in Early Literacy

New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop have launched an interactive map showing innovations in early literacy and parent engagement across the country.


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Posted July 11, 2014

Parent Voices: Doubts, Then Excitement on Texts to Promote Literacy

At first, Chicago parent Alexiss Evans wasn’t convinced that texts are a good way to receive parenting information. Participating in the program changed her mind.


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Posted June 11, 2014

Summer Learning: Meeting Children Where They Are

Numerous organizations and educators are developing affordable tools that have the potential to combat summer learning loss in nontraditional ways.