Throughout the year, Cinekid is campaigning for the media education of children with many projects, with over 300 workshops annually, led by professional workshop trainers and with the Cinekid FilmGame and the Cinekid AppLab to play at home or/and in school.
Cinekid offers different educational workshops on location (at schools, cinemas, a libraries, etc.) based on media. Children will visit these workshops and installations, often under the guidance of our specially trained workshop leaders, to work on projects themselves. They learn about different types of media (film, TV and games), deal with different techniques and also learn how to communicate in media in a creative way.
There are workshops, installations and films for different ages. Browse through our catalogue for our latest projects.
Questions? Want to visit a workshop? Please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +3120 531 78 91.
Why media education?
Today’s children are growing up in a medialised society. As in the past they watch television programmes and movies, but not just on television. They now use other platforms such as their computer, tablet or mobile phone. In addition children play games, they have a profile on a social media website and some of them even make media productions through which they present themselves online or not.
Children have a learning by doing attitude, but good guidance in this area is also important. With the Cinekid MediaRoute, children discover special media productions and get to know different media techniques. They learn to look at and interact with different types of media in an active and critical manner.
They begin to work proactively: they become a producer themselves
They work reactively: they learn to understand
They are creative: they learn to express themselves
Play the Cinekid FilmGame now! It is an informative game for children aged six and above, which teaches you how to make a movie yourself whilst having fun. FilmGame combines creativity, technology and storytelling in a unique manner.
FilmGame is developed as cultural teaching aid for primary education, but it is also released for consumers.
By clicking on the image above you enter the game, where you can first try it out or buy an account (through ‘log in’).
You will find more background information on www.filmspel.nl
Cinekid AppLab is a selection of apps judged and recommended by Cinekid, as an aid to find nice, creative, safe and high-quality apps for young children. Thousands of apps of all types and sizes are launched every day. Parents and other educators want the best for children, but how do you find your way in this wealth? Cinekid has developed this app as a guideline to help you make the right choices. AppLab is an app to search very precisely for each age in different categories or themes on the basis of suitability. Besides that you can see short clips of the apps and read reviews written by Cinekid.
Cinekid is committed to a well-balanced development of children. The apps included in AppLab are all linked to certain development areas of growing children. Eight categories in total have been determined, and the relation is clearly described in the review of the apps. This way you can be sure which qualities of a child are stimulated when you choose a certain app. The content of AppLab is not fixed. New apps selected by Cinekid are added every month. Read more (in Dutch).
The AppLab arose from research on behalf of Cinekid. App builders, critics and researchers from all over the world were interviewed, and specialist literature was studied on how children deal with apps. Based on theories in the developmental psychology it was examined which apps and which forms of play and interaction contribute to which development areas of a child and how.
In the research, particular attention was given to two areas: a theoretical framework to judge the apps sensibly, and a categorisation which offers practical tools for daily use of the app. This research is still in progress, as is the app itself. New research questions are being formulated and together with various partners the role apps can play in the lives of growing children will be investigated further.