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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


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  • My daughter told me the time one day 7.00 and I looked at the TV screen and playschool was showing kids how to tell the time . From that day on . I LOVE playschool ! Thank you


    • Sorry .. at the time my daughter was only 3 or 4 years old…. missed the age !

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  • just so good

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  • yes it is funny to see my kids trying to say spanish words just like dora the explorer does

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  • Hooray! for Hi 5! A lovely moment.

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  • Some kids programs are good at educating kids.

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  • great story good for her x

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  • Isn’t funny what kids pick up and retain.

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  • this was a great little story might pay your child to do some japanese lessons

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  • wow i have to watch more hi 5

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  • Very funny story….Sadly my children knew their colours in spanish….Dora!!

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  • My son is the same with Little Einsteins, he picks up so much information :-)

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  • My kids all loved Dora, and the older boy who couldn’t speak at all left his teachers gobsmacked when he started counting in Spanish.

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