Current research indicates the average child today watches approximately 1800 hours of television each year. This is more time than participating and learning in a classroom. Valuable learning can be experienced from this medium, however it is up to adults to take the necessary steps to ensure young minds are not endangered but enriched. We all know this on some level yet the question is what can we do about it?
TV Time Journal For Kidz is a profound and revolutionary tool to engage and inspire young minds while watching television. With this illustrated journal, kids will be challenged to describe the show, articulate the message they received from the story, imagine they are a character in the show, tell about a commercial that aired during the program including the marketing technique used and finally they are asked as critics to rate the show from 1 to 4 stars and share why. This is fun for kids and creates a wonderful way for parents to interact and share family values.
Dawn Parker is the mother of one gifted daughter who was the inspiration for this idea. Dawn lives in Southern California and has been involved in her community serving as school foundation president, library committee chair and community partnership liason at her daughter's school. She works in the financial industry as a mortgage broker and is a member of several professional organizations including the National Association of Female Executives and Professional Women's Roundtable.