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The Benefits and Challenges of Children’s Television Programming

Posted by: Asa Don Brown on September 16, 2011 2:21 pm

In the early 1950‘s, the objective of children’s programming was originally to provide content to entertain children on Saturday mornings. Today, while children’s programming continues to be a source of entertainment, it has evolved to become an educational resource for facilitating literacy, developing imagination, cultural awareness, scientific quandaries, mathematical problems, and social aptitude. 

As parents, we should be active participants in the lives of our children.  Parents should not use the television as a babysitting tool.  Children should not be spending countless hours numbed out in front of the television set, viewing randomly picked programs on randomly picked channels.  There should be some rhyme and reason behind what your child is watching.

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