A break down of kids shows

If you have found yourself singing along to Dora the Explorer in your mind when you’re bored, then you should know what I’m talking about,my nieces are all obsessed with nick jr™ and discovery kids® and these channels host an almost tragic amount of children shows.
Shows like peppa pig®,Dora the Explorer®,Dino Dan®,Word World®,Olivia®, and the list could go on forever.
What drove me to write this was first the fact that my niece has seen these shows to the point where she can recite them on end, its almost worrisome, its not that my sisters and their husbands are bad parents, or that they don’t spend enough time with there children and allow them to be raised by television, in fact I don’t know what it is. What I do know is that these shows are actually turning these kids into less of thinkers, in fact most of these shows hardly require any logical thinking, first the constant sequence of events is maddening its always the second thing they ask, Dora for example always asks for kids to say things louder, that’s just going to make our kids really annoying, teaching kids that they need to shout things isn’t exactly what I would consider wholesome.
Another nausiating flaw is the constant almost rhetorical questions that always have an obvious answer, if someone is now smiling after they were frowning obviously they are now happy.
I must however commend of few of these shows for their commendable actions, Olivia for example really captures the true ideology of family life, as well as showing children that the world isn’t perfect and they don’t always get what they want.
Wordworld® allows for children to appreciate words in an interesting and ingenuitive manner but its draw back is it can only develop the prospect of nouns, since when letters are compiled they turn into what they spell.
Peppa pig interestingly teaches social and emotional skill however these can sometimes be a bit over the top.
Despite kids shows having their many flaws they still have some real plus points so my suggestion is don’t let television grow your child because as much as it seems interactive, its not. Regardless of your childs response the show will go on literally. So the best form of socialisation is between parent and child.
Until next time cheers, and thanks for reading.


2 thoughts on “A break down of kids shows

  1. From the age you said you are on my blog today, I’m impressed. You make some great points here and are very observant. These are some common complaints from parents everywhere! Good for you.

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