This is the summary pre-print report of a pair of national research studies examining the impact of the PBS KIDS series Molly of Denali on children’s ability to use informational text to answer real-world questions. The research studies found that access to the Molly of Denali resources improved children’s ability to use informational text to solve real-world problems.
Selected key findings:
- Younger children benefited more from access to Molly of Denali resources.
- The more time children spent with the Molly of Denali resources, the better they performed. For every hour that children spent, they scored about a quarter of a point higher at post-test.
For more about this research, visit “Learning with Media, One Adventure at a Time.”