Tips for Media-Savvy Parenting
Thanks to David Dixon of Smart Parenting (via Twitter) for bringing this short, very practical article to my attention. I have long encouraged parents to be very pro-active in engaging television and other electronic entertainment with their children. In fact, this was the topic of my doctoral dissertation – long ago and far away. I especially love the tip in this article about occasionally watching the TV with the sound turned off, to me more aware of what is being presented visually. I would say the opposite might be an equally revealing and challenging exercise – listening to TV without watching the screen.