Lesson Plan Background, Theories and Activities
There are lots of good things on TV. It is essential to keep an eye on what your child is watching on TV or playing on the computer. Watch with your child and talk together about what is on. Ask comprehension questions. Extend the learning to real life. Talk about what you’ve watched together. Explore the TV show the same way you would with a book. What was the show about? Who is your favourite character?
Advertising is also a big part of watching TV and much of it targets children. Teach your child to think critically about what the advertising is about by pointing out some techniques that advertisers use. For example, toys are often made to look better than what they really are (either larger or they do less than what they show).