Monday, March 22, 2010
This article talks about the affects that television may or may not have on children. It gives examples of television shows such as sesame street and how it can have a positive affect. I feel that television shows that are strictly to teach children at a young age are important. TV is a very popular and regular thing in our generation. Everyone, including children, enjoy watching TV. Almost anything can keep a child at a young age's attention. These learning shows keep them entertained while they are learning new things. It can help them be ahead or pay attention better in school as well. When I was little, I enjoyed watching all of those types of TV shows as well and didn't even realize I was learning at the same time. When I babysit my cousin, I always put on those type of videos or shows and I see him repeating things he has learned. I think TV can have a positive affect as long as they are being supervised on what they are watching. If young kids have the freedom to flip channels and watch whatever they want, of course there can be negative affects. They can turn on violent things and learn bad language. Children will repeat anything they see or hear.