Kids watching too much TV? Learn ways to make TV part of your life, not rule your life. This workshop offers tips and tools for parents and caregivers with fun ideas based on your favorite PBS Kids program.
Television is a powerful tool. The average child in the United States watches 4 hours of TV a day. The purpose of this workshop is to promote media literacy among parents, teachers and care-providers and encourage appropriate use of media in an instructional environment.
Upcoming Media Literacy sessions:
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Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year! Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant, because first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here's the worst thing of all: when Junie B tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can't seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is it possible she might actually end up wearing... glasses?
Wendell Fultz's room isn't a mess. It's a total pigsty. But even Wendell's own mother can't get him to clean it up. Wendell doesn't think the mess is so awful. In fact, he doesn't even mind it when one day he discovers a real pig sitting on his bed!
When Mama Bear notices that things have changed since the Bear family got a new colored T.V. she knows that a change is needed. But, when she tells the cubs that there is no more T.V. for a week- did she just create a week of complaining and bored cubs?
Does your body ache? Are you missing out on other fun things because you watch too much T.V.? TURN IT OFF!
- by David F. Marx
PDF's (get Adobe Acrobat here...):
Media Literacy (82.804KB)
Getting the most from your TV watching (36.287KB)
Extend the learning with books (34.461KB)
Activities to build on (39.682KB)
Not all TV is for kids (27.213KB)
What about the news? (28.231KB)
Two steps to smart TV (37.181KB)
Using TV in childcare (37.677KB)
Tips (in Spanish) (992.810KB)
Choosing the best for your children (27.504KB)
How typical are you? (26.437KB)
Feelings about war (779.069KB)
Guidlines for rating children's TV (27.504KB)
Why not just turn it off? (28.243KB)
TV Clutter (91.183KB)
TV Tips (29.840KB)
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