Most kid’s know the names of all the characters on Dora The Explorer and Go Diego Go. These shows and others on television are suppose to be educational for young children to help them learn all the things that they will need to start Pre-K. Most children watch a lot more television then the recommended 1 hour a day. With our busy lives, who has time to entertain their children all day long. Dora is a lifesaver for most parents who are juggling being a mom, working full time and trying to keep up a house.
Although some are not, most shows now a days for children are educational and teach children in a fun way. Quality television for young children is available and teach all the basic concepts such as sharing, manners, music, art, eating healthy and other skills that they will need in their every day life. It is important to limit your children to these types of shows and leave out any cartoons that are violent and not educational. Monitor them as they are watching as see if the shows that they view are all of the basic concepts that you want.
Parents need a break from their children to get things done and television is a good form of education that your children can view while they are playing. They need this time to teach them independence and to learn on their own. You can’t always be there for them and it’s better that you’re not always there. You don’t want your children to always depend on you for everything. These quality shows will help them learn, gain independence and give you a break.
It can be hard, even for a stay at home mom, to balance all the demands of caring for children and taking care of business. These shows can offer mental stimulation and life lessons all in a half hour. Shows on Noggin is known as “preschool on tv”. This is because all of the shows that are featured teach the children something. Before each show starts, it tells the skills that are going to be featured in the upcoming show. This channel is now on 24/7 so that whenever your children have free time, they can learn some new skills and increase their old ones. Theres always room to learn more. This will help your children become ready when it’s time to go to Pre-K.
Take the following suggestions to heart when thinking about what programs to let your children watch and how much they should watch. Yes, you should limit television to only a few hours a day and make sure that they are playing while watching. I usually leave my television on Noggin all day and my 2 year old goes back and forth to watch the tv for a minute or two, then goes back to playing. It keeps them entertained and they can learn at the same time.