On a recent visit to the Museum our daughter showed us the power of T.V to educate. They had put out a Kimono for the children to try on and interact with. Our 3 year old daughter put the Kimono on. We then explained to her that people in other countries where these clothes for example people in Japan. I also told her that in these countries they speak another language and in Japan they speak Japanese. She replied with “yes they say Konnichiwa”. My husband and I looked at each other gobsmacked. “Where did you learn that” we asked. “Hi 5″ she replied, then I remembered that one of our Hi 5 videos had a song on it about saying hello in Japanese. We were so impressed that she understood the context of the song and could use what she had learnt in another setting. So we realised T.V is not as bad as they make it out to be and it can educate children in a positive way.
Posted by katrey, 11th June 2013