Child_Family_Society - Week 4 Discussion 2

Child_Family_Society - Week 4 Discussion 2 - Screen media...

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Unformatted text preview: Screen media is comprised of television and movies made for a theater or for viewing at home. Television is the medium with greatest socialization effect, surpassing all the other media by far in its influence on the young child. The very fact that television is not an interactive agent is greatly significant to the development of young children (Gonzalez-Mena, 2009). Television viewing affects many aspects of a childs life including family activities, physical activities, imagination, learning, behavior and values to name a few. Print media is influenced by the socioeconomic status of the family and the educational level of the parents (Berns, 2010). The printed material made available to children implies the value of the home, school and community. Materials that children read and have read to them influences and supports emotional, social and intellectual development. Music helps develop language skills, self-esteem, listening skills, dancing attributes to more physical...
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