Educational Value of Media
Prepare for this post by watching a few clips of Blue’s Clues via Nick Jr. http://www.nickjrcom/blues-clues/videos/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. After watching the program and reading Chapter 5, explore the following topics in your initial post. Please be sure to mention the title of the episode and describe a little bit about the plot within your answer:
- What is the intended age of the show’s audience? How do you know? (Hint: consider narration style, pacing) Use specific examples from the show.
- In what specific ways does the show promote cognitive development in its viewers? (Focus on memory, language use, literacy, mathematics, decision making, etc.) Use specific examples from the show and text to support your arguments.
- In what ways does the show promote social and emotional development? Use specific examples from the show and specific terminology from the text to support your arguments.
- Overall, do you think this show is quality programming for young children? Why or why not?