Edutainment and TV

Our friends at http://loopymeals.blogspot.com/search/label/development have discussed about the impact of TV on Education:

” Yes, it’s been proven finally that TV is the best thing that has ever happened to mankind – and right in my household too!

-Look at the way he’s blinking!

As far as Mae was concerned, TV will blind her precious little boy. Not surprisingly, her mother shares the same sentiment. This bespectacled-since-young mother-daughther tag team are something of an authority on eyesight and eyecare. *ahem*

And then a few weeks back, Jesse scores one for the boys and our favourite pastime. After having watched hours and hours of TV, one fine day on his very own, the boy stands up and proudly recites his ABCs. From A to Z! Well, almost… he had trouble with Q and W… but still!?!??!!! He can also count from 1 to 10.

Anyway, he’s going crazy with his newfound knowledge. These days you can’t bring him anywhere without him wanting to stop and read signboards, parking lot pillars, t-shirts, etc.

“He’ll spoil his eyes watching all that TV!” Mae still protests every now and then. “But he’s learning stuff, honey!” And so Mommy has no choice but to let Jesse continue his TV education, while I… erm… make sure he gets a quality education. Like CSI, House MD, Nip Tuck and America’s Next Top Model. Heh!!! BTW, it’s just pure coincidence that all these shows have hot women in them. I’m really just into the educational aspects of these shows.

You know what they say – you can never get too much education ”

TV has always been subject of discussion. Some people think that it is not safe to trust children’s education to the “colorful box”and others stand by the concept of self-education. That is, that every individual should choose how is it that they want to learn.

Teachers often are faced to children who refuse to read and resort to TV. Let’s face it! It is the parent’s responsability to find the best education sources. And we shoul challenge but not repress those choices.

See ya,Zara

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