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More tips on watching Quality Television

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 25-01-2007

  • Choose programs that are developmentally appropriate for your children. For you, this means shows that are slow, boring, and probably somewhat goofy. But choose programs from your children’s perspective, not your own

  • Invest in a collection of appropriate and educational videos for your child so that you won’t be confined to network programming schedules when you are ready to let your little one watch something

  • Watch along with your child when you can so that you can monitor your child’s reactions to what he’s seeing

  • Invite questions and discuss what you are watching so that you can understand your little one’s take

  • Point things out and talk about what is being taught to get the most of out of educational TV

  • Avoid keeping the TV on when no one is actively watching. Many people do this and are used to the background noise the set generates, but your children will almost surely be exposed to programming that is inappropriate for them

  • Make a conscious decision about how you will use television in your family; don’t watch it by accident or default.