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Choosing Educational Videos for Children
By: Amy Nutt
Today, videos have become a very popular means of entertainment among children of all ages. It isn't uncommon for children to
spend much of their free time watching their favorite movies or television shows. The invention of the portable DVD player has
enhanced the already great role video entertainment can play in a child's day, as it allows parents to take DVD videos wherever
children go. This however, creates considerable concern about what today's youngsters are watching. Some DVD and television
entertainment is valuable to a child's education, as well as entertaining. Others are not. For this reason, parents should choose their
children's videos with great care.
The first factor in choosing the right educational videos for children is to choose educational movies and shows that will match their
interests. If you fail to keep a child's interests in mind, the child will be less likely to watch the videos you choose, and may easily
become bored and restless. However, if your child is interested in the chosen topic, he or she is much more likely to absorb the
contents and remember them later. This way, educational videos will have a more positive and lasting effect on your child.
By choosing the right kinds of videos, you will be able to prevent your children from watching programs you, as the parent, deem
undesirable or inappropriate. If you choose videos for your children, you will be able to better monitor the content and quality of
each video. You will also be more in touch with what your child is learning, and by familiarizing yourself with the content, be able to
discuss the videos with your children. This will also let them know that you are taking an interest in what they are watching and
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