Communication, Objectification and Semiotics

Ware, Elizabeth, Susan Gelman, and Felicia Kleinberg. "The Medium is the Message: Pictures and Objects Evoke Distinct Conceptual Relations in Parent-Child Conversations." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 59.1 (2013): 50-78. Print.
Roberts, Donald, and Ulla Foehr. "Trends in Media Use."Future of Children. 18.1 (2008): 11-37. Print.

Calvert, Sandra. "Children as Consumers: Advertising and Marketing." Future of Children. 18.1 (2008): 205-234. Print.

Wallendorf, Melanie, and Eric Arnould. "My Favorite Things: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry into Object Attachment, Possessiveness, and Social Linkage."Journal of Consumer Research. 14.4 (1988): 531-547. Print.

McLaughlin, James. "Nonverbal Behaviors in the Analytic Situation: The Search for Meaning in Nonverbal Cues." American Imago. 67.4 (2010): 487-514. Print.

Shedroff, N. Information Interaction Design: A Unified Field Theory of Design.In:Jacobson, B (ed.) Information Design. Cambridge: MIT Press (2000): 267-292. Print.

Smith , P., & Pellegrini, A. (2013). Learning through play.Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, Retrieved from

Vygotsky, L. S. (1966). Play and its role in the mental development of the child. Voprosy psikhologii,12(6), 62-76. Retrieved from two sem one/es2212w11 v2.pdf


Child/Parent Relationships

Dunn, Judy. "Understanding Children's Family Worlds: Family Transitions and Children's Outcome."Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 50.3 (2004): 224-235. Print.

Frosch, Cynthia, Martha Cox, and Barbara Goldman. "Infant-Parent Attachment and Parental and Child Behavior During Parent-Toddler Storybook Interaction." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 47.4 (2001): 445-474. Print.

Mullin, Amy. "Parents and Children: An Alternative to Selfless and Unconditional Love." Hypatia. 21.1 (2006): 181-200. Print.

Choate, Molly, Donna Pincus, et al. "Parent-child interaction therapy for treatment of separation anxiety disorder in young children: A pilot study."Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 12.1 (2005): 126-135. Print.

Parkes, C. M., J. Stevenson-Hinde, and P. Marris.Attachment across the life cycle. New York: Psychology Press, 1991. Print.

Bornstein, M. H. Handbook of parenting. 2. 4. Mahwah, New Jersey: Mahwah, NJ, 2002. Print.


Children and Technology

McGonigal, Jane. Reality is Broken: Why GamesCan Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. 1. 1. New York: Penguin Press, 2012. Print.

Rideout, Victoria, Elizabeth Vanderwater, and Ellen Wartella. "Zero to Six: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers."Henry J. Kaiser Family

Breazeal, Cynthia. "Toward Sociable Robots." Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 42 (2003): 167-175. Web. 6 Apr. 2013. <>.

Breazeal, Cynthia. "Dr. Cynthia Breazeal-MIT Media Lab." Dr. Cynthia Breazeal Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences Director of Personal Robotics Group. MIT. Web. 6 Apr 2013. <>.
Foundation Report. (2003): n. page. Print.

Breazeal , Cynthia, perf. Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots. TED Talks, 2011. Web. 6 Apr 2013. 

Breazeal, Cynthia. "Social Interactions in HRI: The Robot View." IEEE Transactions in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C. 2.34 (2003): 181-186. Print. <>.

Freed, N., Burleson, W., Raffle, H., Ballagas, R., & Newman, N. (2010). User interfaces for tangible characters: Can children connect remotely through toy perspectives?. IDC, Retrieved from

Kirkorian, Heather, Ellen Wartella, and Daniel Anderson. "Media and Young Children's Learning." Future of Children. 2008.39-61 n. page. Print.

Yarosh, Svetlana, Stephen Cuzzort, Hendrik Müller, and Gregory Abowd. "Developing a Media Space for Remote Synchronous Parent–Child Interaction ."IDC 2009 Papers. Como: 2009. 1-10. Print.