Media Literacy Week 2021 – Arizona PBS
PreK – class 2
Building a healthy media relationship with your child: An episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is unfortunately coming to an end on the big screen. I look at my son, give him the remote control and say, “It’s lunch time, please turn off the TV. We’ll be sure to watch more shows after our nap, ”followed by an encouraging thumbs up that he can actually turn off the TV, although it’s difficult. He dawdles another minute, then slowly pushes the off button like a sloth and pushes every nanosecond out of the experience. This step alone took a lot of practice and of course doesn’t always happen. Sometimes my son needs a friendly reminder and help sticking out, just like we all do!
Here are some ideas based on the author’s decision and why she chose to give her 4 year old son control of the remote control.
How do our phones affect our upbringing? As a pediatrician, the author has studied how cell phone use affects family dynamics. The parent-child relationship is central to children’s social and emotional health, resilience and success in life – but it also sees more and more family interactions being disrupted by mobile devices. . . including their own.
PBS KIDS family evening: Media literacy can cover a lot – but it’s important! – Subjects. Take some time out with your kids with some PBS KIDS Halloween fun today or this weekend! Enjoy a Halloween mini marathon on October 29th, 30th and 31st at 6:00 pm with seasonal episodes of PBS KIDS favorites like “Arthur”, “Odd Squad”, “Ready Jet Go!”, “Cyberchase” and “Wordgirl”. Watch in the free PBS KIDS video app, online at azpbs.org/kids or on air on Arizona PBS KIDS (Channel 8.4 with antenna, Cox Cable Channel 81, CenturyLink Prism Channel 22 and Suddenlink Channel 14).
Go behind the scenes at the Arizona State Fair: Explore the Arizona State Fair 2021 through the lens of State Fair vendors, workers, and trade show attendees in this interactive video experience.