Making TV Time Learning Time

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Tips & Facts

  • High quality, educational, television programs can help children learn. Watch and discuss programs with your children to help increase the amount that they learn from TV.

  • After watching a show with your children, point out related examples in your daily life.

  • Limit the time your children spend in front of the TV. Educational television has been shown to be beneficial when viewed in moderation.

  • Make sure the shows your children are watching are ones you feel are appropriate for them.

  • Promote active screen time by having your children reflect upon and talk about what they view on TV and other media.