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TV or not TV ??

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 7 months ago
Just curious, how much time do your children spend watching television on an average per day? Don't be afraid to answer honestly whether it be hours upon hours or not at all....

When Aaralyn is home there is pretty much always either TV or Stereo on. Both are more for back ground noise while she's into playing with other things and the TV is usually on Noggin or Nickjr or PBS which are all channels that gear toward toddler to preschool age children.

We hear so much about how bad TV is but I find that Aaralyn learns alot from some of these programs when she actually sits and watches one from beginning to end (although, the Ads drive me nuts cuz she's at the "I want that" stage right now Rolling Eyes ). I don't think it should be replacement for a parent's interaction but I find nothing wrong with her watching.

This may be a controversy in it self but she LOVES Spongebob and that's one of the few shoes that will keep her attention all the way through. But! she does say "oh barnicles" when she's frustrated with something instead of "OH Angry " and she knows NOT to act like Plankton or Squidward !! but Spongebob and Patrick and Sandy are nice ones Razz


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AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 7 months ago
we always have the TV or radio (on the TV) on ALL day when im at home but it is background noise. Joseph very rarely sits and watches anything during the day.

He does sit from 5.30-7 (has a story during that time as well) it is our we time- we talk about what we have done that day and talk about something that we are watching using nick JR or playhouse disney) He is then in bed at 7.

I think he has picked up some good things from the TV (he speaks spanish like Dora, remembers animal facts from Diego) He come out with thing I didnt know he knew and then he tells me thats what handy manny or mickey etc said. He does say 'oh pickles' when he makes a mistake (higgley town heros)

mrsbonjovimrsbonjovi
posted 9 years 7 months ago
my 5 year old kaite has learnt spanish from watching dora. she can count to 8 and knows loads of words..
shes currently going thru a big scoobydoo phase and guess what.. its scooby week on boomerang (hooray lucky me, i have to watch them all about 100 times over as she has them on disk too)

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 7 months ago
Aaralyn loves Scooby Doo too!! Unfortunately we have comcast (U.S. cable company) and they don't offer boomerang Sad I miss it...

We may be switching to Verizon Fios soon though, hopefully they will have boomerang Very Happy

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 7 months ago
Charlotte and George have cbeebies on most of the time...tbh it drives me nuts LOL, but no ads which is good Smile

They like to watch milkshake on channel 5 on a morning, they both like big school, thomas the tank engine, Charlotte loves Fifi and the flowertots Thumbs Up

They don't watch it constantly though, they play with their toys, or just wander off upstairs to play LOL. I've started to switch it off if no-ones watching or putting the radio on instead, George loves to have a dance haha!!

It is mainly background noise in our house too.

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 9 years 7 months ago
We drift between CBeebies, Nick Jr, and Boomerang for most of the day in the back ground even though they only sit and watch some of the programmes and mostly play and do their own thing.

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 9 years 7 months ago
i dont think kieran watchin tv is bad i think its good cus it makes me so proud seeing him do somethin new and guess what he learns so much from watchin play house disney Very Happy xxx

hipmommahipmomma
posted 9 years 7 months ago
mine dont usually have any telly in the day, expect for weekends and holidays when they get up and get into bed with me (im on a sofa bed in the living room long story!) so i get to dose while they watch milkshake!!

They usually watch one or 2 videos dependsing how long they are of an evening, and then a film a day at weekends. I hold my hands up to the fact that i need the time out it gives me, and with number three on the way it is just not possible to be the super involved parent all of the time!

barrybarry
posted 9 years 7 months ago
Every since Cara was born she has liked the tv on in the background and it was always music channels ...she has a diffrent dance for every song loves mika and Rhianna LOL lately though she has been watching more kids tv but maily its just background unless something draws her attention Smile

Irish_RoseIrish_Rose
posted 9 years 7 months ago
When tara gets home from school she normally watches cartoons until tea time or plays the playstation. She will watch a video or dvd before she goes to bed as well.

staceybstaceyb
posted 9 years 7 months ago
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when the kids are home cbeebies is usually on or tiny pop. cartoonito or nick jr LOL. they dont always watch it as theyre playing, drawing, colouring etc, but its there

jami comes home from school, does homework then usually listens to music. she has the tv from 7-9pm and she likes to watch the disney channel

glennyglenny
posted 9 years 7 months ago
as barry said the TV is on all day here, but its music channels - she generally watches kids tv for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening - she has started to watch it ocassionally during the day too now Smile

Hayley_KevHayley_Kev
posted 9 years 7 months ago
we have the tv on all the time if im in but its mostly music channels - ethans a big fan of music,he especially loves sugababes!! but we do have cbeebies on now and then although its never really watched whereas we listen to the music.i could really do with keepin the tv off! id save so much on my electric LOL!!

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 9 years 7 months ago

Hayley_Kev said:
we have the tv on all the time if im in but its mostly music channels - ethans a big fan of music,he especially loves sugababes!! but we do have cbeebies on now and then although its never really watched whereas we listen to the music.i could really do with keepin the tv off! id save so much on my electric LOL!!


well me and rich cant sleep without the tv on so we got it on all night too in our room Shocked Shocked LOL so bad xxx

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 7 months ago

catgirl_872 said:

Hayley_Kev said:
we have the tv on all the time if im in but its mostly music channels - ethans a big fan of music,he especially loves sugababes!! but we do have cbeebies on now and then although its never really watched whereas we listen to the music.i could really do with keepin the tv off! id save so much on my electric LOL!!


well me and rich cant sleep without the tv on so we got it on all night too in our room Shocked Shocked LOL so bad xxx


Don't feel bad, half the time the tv and the stereo are going... Mike is addicted to CNBC (the stock/investment/money channel) so he always has that on for updates Rolling Eyes )

He also leaves the tv on for the dogs when we're not there LOL...I've never seen the electric bill there... I'm sure I would be shocked if I did Scared we do have all the energy saving light bulbs in now though Very Happy

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 9 years 7 months ago

hapydazy said:

catgirl_872 said:

Hayley_Kev said:
we have the tv on all the time if im in but its mostly music channels - ethans a big fan of music,he especially loves sugababes!! but we do have cbeebies on now and then although its never really watched whereas we listen to the music.i could really do with keepin the tv off! id save so much on my electric LOL!!


well me and rich cant sleep without the tv on so we got it on all night too in our room Shocked Shocked LOL so bad xxx


Don't feel bad, half the time the tv and the stereo are going... Mike is addicted to CNBC (the stock/investment/money channel) so he always has that on for updates Rolling Eyes )

He also leaves the tv on for the dogs when we're not there LOL...I've never seen the electric bill there... I'm sure I would be shocked if I did Scared we do have all the energy saving light bulbs in now though Very Happy


haha sounds just like my mums husband he leaves the radio on for the dog at night LOL xx

staceybstaceyb
posted 9 years 7 months ago
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catgirl_872 said:
haha sounds just like my mums husband he leaves the radio on for the dog at night LOL xx


hehehe my mum leaves the tv on for the dog when she goes out LOL

imakeboysimakeboys
posted 9 years 7 months ago
About half an hour - no more than a hour a day for television.

They watch johnny and the sprites and pooh and friends while im making dinner.
Then its dinner then bed LOL !!!

Thouroughout the day they have cars, train sets, teddys, books etc.. to play with.

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