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Thursday, October 6, 2011

TV / Media DOES Influence Children (2nd post today)

Whoever said TV / media doesn't influence children hasn't met The Saint!

* Because he likes to watch Baby Looney Toons...he likes to eat carrots. He sits at the computer w/ a bowl of carrots while watching episodes on YouTube.

* Because he likes to watch 3-2-1 Penguins & his favorite character is Kevin...he likes to eat peanut butter on a spoon (just like Kevin). He goes through three (more if we let him) toddler spoons of creamy peanut butter w/ each episode.

* Today, he came up to us w/ a feather & asked for some paint. At first we didn't know why, but then it dawned on us...The munchkins have been working through the complete series of Liberty's Kids on DVD. It takes place during the Revolutionary War & he caught on that they were using quills dipped in ink for their writing. Therefore, he wanted to do the same!

There is so much violence, profanity, & inappropriate material in the media today. We are inundated w/ it no matter where we go anymore...television, the internet, newspapers, billboards, checkout lanes, & so much more. As a mother, I am constantly on alert so that I can divert the munchkins' attention, especially during the times it is out of my control.

Even Casinodad & I hardly watch TV anymore. I can't remember the last time I had it on, other than watching a DVD. Once you get an image in your mind, it can be very hard to get rid of it. So, we are trying to keep the munchkins' innocence as long as we possibly can. Therefore, it is so refreshing to see the munchkins get something good out of the shows they are allowed to watch.