Workshop Goals • Increase awareness • Generate conversation • Stimulate action
Television Too much television viewing can have adverse affects
Concerns • Inactivity • Limits natural exploration • Does not contribute to overall learning
Children -- Couch Potatoes? • Passive activity • Concerns with obesity in children (and adults)
Advertising Young children are vulnerable to the influence of commercial advertising.
What Are Children Watching? • A typical American child will be exposed to 12,000 violent acts on television a year. • Children’s TV programming alone contains about 20 violent acts an hour.
PBS Ready to Learn Encourages adults to: • Watch television with children. • Limit the amount of television children watch. • Be more selective in their choices of television programming for children. • Seek out books and activities to reinforce the educational information provided in PBS programs.
Dragon Tales (ages 2-7) encourages children to use math and problem solving to develop math literacy in an exciting format
Between the Lions (ages 4-7) based on a comprehensive research literacy curriculum, has the mission to help young children to read.
Arthur (ages 4-7) helps prepare children for school by modeling positive behavior, promoting thinking and problem solving, and motivating reading and writing
Caillou (2-6) chronicles the challenges in a four-year old’s life and encourages youngsters to ask questions and explore the world around them.
Clifford the Big Red Dog (ages 3-7) uses age appropriate story-telling to strengthen social skills and address challenges. It is based on 10 big ideas that reinforces character traits.
Ready To Learn Triangle View (TV teaches) TV Books Activities Do (Activities) Read (Storybooks)