Smart Viewing

October 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Oct2004, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p44
The article presents an interview with Anne Wood, creator of the television characters "Teletubbies" on how to find and maximize the educational benefits of the best children's television shows. Wood's mission is to continue to provide developmentally appropriate programming to meet the needs of families with young children. When asked for the best advice on how to choose worthwhile shows and how to draw out the educational benefits, she replied that the key is to stay informed and help your child become a smart viewer. INSETS: Television Guidelines;Must-See Preschooler TV.


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