Saturday, May 15, 2010
TV, somewhat is bad for children.
Television is one of the most important tools in today's life. Even though there are some debates if it is suitable for children but watching TV has several benefits for public. In other word, it may have some bad programs but if we choose some good programs it can help children to entertain or to be as a source of learning materials. Generally speaking, watching TV is not bad for children if it use properly.
To begin with, TV shows can be entertaining. There are lots of children shows that can effectively fill children's extra time. As I already mentioned, if we choose some good shows and cartoons they will not have a bad effect on children. I agree that some of shows are bad and may make anxiety in children but not all of them. For example, when I was a child there were some really nice and calming TV shows which I really enjoy. One of them was Tom and Jerry. It was some stories about a cat and a dog that were living in the same place. They always were fighting with each other and it was not bad at all. It did not have any bad effect on me and I could just laugh and laugh during watching it.
In addition to that, TV programs can be a good source of learning for children. Today there is a lot of learning shows for kids on TV for different ages. These shows help children to learn about everything, from alphabet to sciences. It improves the learning ability of them and educates them.
For instance, I have a two years old baby at home. He likes watching TV. I could find some very good TV shows that teach children different things. One of them teaches English alphabets. For example it shows letter "A" and then shows something that starts with "A" such as "Apple" this way may baby was able to learn 10 letters at the age of two. I also found some other programs that teach colors. By watching them my little boy knows lots of colors.
In conclusion, watching TV can be a useful tool for children. Besides entertaining and filling leisure time it can help to educate children but since there are a lot of bad shows we must be careful to choose some proper ones. Also we should be mindful of not letting our children to be addicted to TV.
(As published in address : http://global-english.lefora.com/2009/09/19/independent-writing-task-1/?utm_source=wknewsletter&utm_medium=wknews.topic&utm_campaign=em&_mid=35-24232-da98aebc)