Pasnik, S., Moorthy, S., Llorente, C., Hupert, N., Dominguez, X., & Silander, M. (2015) Supporting Parent-Child Experiences with PEG+CAT Early Math Concepts: Report to the CPB-PBS Ready to Learn Initiative. New York, NY & Menlo Park, CA: Education Development Center & SRI International.
The study presented here addresses the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media at home, in family settings, can foster positive outcomes for children and parents/caregivers. The study focused on PEG+CAT, a first-generation transmedia program designed to promote children’s mathematics and approaches to learning (ATL) skills. Target mathematics skills included patterns, geometry (2-D and 3-D shapes), ordinal numbers and counting, and measurable attributes and spatial relationships. Target ATL skills included problem solving, perseverance, and self-regulation. An executive summary and highlights of the report’s findings are also available.