7 April 2016

TV Can Be Good for Kids!

Where kids are concerned, TV and movies get a bad rap, but with healthy viewing habits

and parental supervision, limited “screen time” can be a positive experience for children. Here some ways children can benefit from watching TV and movies:

1. TV can help kids learn about a variety of subjects.
If there’s a subject your child enjoys, more likely than not, there is a TV show, movie, or educational DVD that explores the subject in detail. You might be even be surprised to find out how many kids watch and love educational shows aimed at adults.Rachael Ray, for example has a huge following among kids and tweens, and her primetime show often features kids in the kitchen.

Children’s shows, whether they bill themselves as “educational” or not, may offer opportunities to spark learning. For instance, was your child wowed by the Red Eyed Tree Frog on Go, Diego, Go!? Go online to look at pictures and read about the frog. In this way, kids are able to see how fun learning can be and establish a habit of finding out more when things interest them.

Documentary and nature shows are also entertaining and educational for kids. A great example:Meerkat Manor, on the Animal Planet, makes a soap opera out of meerkat life and has kids hooked on the drama.

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