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TV is a tool - what children get from it depends on how well it is designed and how well children are guided to use it. To get the most from your TV viewing, you can extend the learning with books and activities. Remember, the learning doesn't have to stop after you turn the TV off or close a book. Check out the resources below for more ideas.

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Activities to Build on What You've Watched (PDF)
Get the Most From Your TV Viewing (PDF)

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Ideas for Doing Activities with Your Child

(Add your own, too!)

  • Give your child lots of new experiences by varying the types of activities you do

  • Use open-ended questions to talk to your child about her process, say things like, "Tell me about your picture."

  • Create a playful atmosphere by providing materials your child can explore and adapt in play.

Try out this month's featured lesson plan.

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