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Encouraging Healthy TV Habits for Kids

Read articles about childrens health relating to TV and Get ideas and information on encouraging children to form healthy TV viewing habits.

The commercial isn't even half way over yet, but the kids are already begging...
The commercial isn't even half way over yet, but the kids are already begging for that toy. How does advertising affect kids, and what can you do about it?

Trying to Prepare Your Child for School? -- A Little Bit of TV Time Could Help
Research has shown that educational programs can help kids learn the basics and get ready for school. Use the time kids already spend in front of the TV to enhance kids' learning and teach them early literacy and math skills.

TV Can Be Good for Kids
TV Can Be Good for Kids - Read an article about 10 ways in which TV and movies can actually be good for kids. Kids like to watch TV to relax and have fun just like adults do. We can also help children choose programming that can even be beneficial to them as well.

Explanation of the Star Rating and Kid Safe Grade
Read an explanation of the star ratings and kid safe grades given in the reviews on KidsTVMovies.About.com.

Suggestions for Effective Co-Viewing
Many creators of TV shows and DVDs aimed at preschoolers encourage parents to watch with their children to enhance the learning experience. Here are some suggestions for effective "co-viewing".

10 Ways to Help Kids Develop Healthy TV Viewing Habits
Learn about ideas that can help you encourage your children to have good TV viewing habits.

Violence on Television - What Do Kids Learn?
Read information provided by the American Psychological Association indicating that Violent programs on television lead to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch those programs.

Television Advertising Leads To Unhealthy Habits in Children
Read an article which highlights research indicating that children are unable to critically interpret advertising messages.

Kids' TV Watching Linked to Unhealthy Eating Habits
(CNN) Kids who watch TV at mealtime eat far fewer fruits and vegetables than children who sit down to a quiet dinner, according to research.

How Much TV is Too Much?
How much TV is too much? Keep kids healthy, both physically and mentally, by setting effective limits on TV and other screen time.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter - Book Review
The book Cinderella Ate My Daughter explores the messages sent to young girls as they pass through phases from pretty princesses to Disney divas. Read a review of Cinderella Ate My Daughter.

How Communicative Is Your Preschooler? -- 5 Ways TV Time Can Help
How Communicative Is Your Preschooler?: 3 Ways TV Time Can Help -- Preschoolers can learn a lot more than just letters and numbers from TV shows or movies. Here's how to help your preschooler learn to communicate, think and analyze just by talking about TV and Movies.

3 Things to Teach Your Kids About the Election
Kids and Politics -- 3 Things to Teach Your Kids About the Election. As you watch political events unfold on TV, help your kids learn about life.

What's So Great About Going Screen-Free?
What are the benefits of asking your family to go screen free for a week, or even just a day? Here are some ways that turning off the TV and other electronics can benefit your family.

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