50 Ways to Increase your Child's Learning

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Limit Television Time.
Decide how much time you want your child to spend in front of the set each week. Have your child pre-select shows and mark them on the television guide. Record special shows for viewing at convenient times.

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Take A Holiday From TV.
As a family project, turn off the television set for one week each year. It will interrupt lazy viewing habits which eat up
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time that might be enjoyed in other ways and lead to other learning.
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Watch TV With Your Kids.
Use the show's content as a stepping off point for talking with your kids about a variety of topics. Help young children distinguish between fact and fantasy and apply values to real life situations. Discuss commercials so your child will learn to be a critical consumer. Play the 'what if's' to encourage your child to do a reality check of what they view.

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Read Together.
Implement a family reading time. Children need to see parents reading! Remember "do as I say" is not as effective as "do as I do!" Increased reading will pay off in increased vocabulary and interesting conversation.

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