Parents have worried for years that children will learn bad behavior from cartoon characters, and they’ve lobbied for better programs. As a result, Tom and Jerry and their shenanigans are gone from Saturday morning TV. A new study suggests that parents were right all along. The study, done by the University of Washington, found that preschoolers who watch certain shows are more likely to be hyper and aggressive. The offending shows were Power Rangers, Space Jam, Star Wars and Spiderman.Want more? Click here{{/tag} On the other hand, Dora the Explorer, new york satellite tv, Sesame Street and Winnie-the-Pooh had a calming effect on children. The researchers didn’t advocate turning off the TV, but rather letting the kids watch shows that promote manners and empathy. A control group of children who did this showed “significant improvements” in behavior. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees that children imitate violence they see in cartoons, especially if it’s repeated and unpunished. In 2000 Congress held hearings on the issue. An AAP spokesman said that out of 3500 studies, all but 18 showed a correlation between children’s violence and the media. So since children do model cartoon behavior, maybe it’s best to let the kids watch shows that model only good behavior.

Parents want their preschoolers watching educational and wholesome programming. There are so many cartoons to choose from though. Choosing the right cartoon can feel like a daunting and overwhelming task. The best cartoons for preschoolers are fun, engaging, educational and entertaining. Dora the Explorer is definitely one of the best shows on television for small children. The Backyardigans is also a fabulous choice. Finally, Max and Ruby is great for children who love cartoon rabbits.

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Most kids love to watch cartoons. Some cartoons offer great educational benefits. Dora The Explorer is one show that gets high marks from kids all over the country. This cartoon is suited for preschoolers and children of all ages. Nickelodeon broadcast this cartoon about a 7-year-old Latina girl. She is a heroine as she encounters many different adventures. She also speaks Spanish occasionally. This allows kids to become familiar with Spanish at an early age. Kids learn about numbers, colors, shapes and much more while following Dora Read the rest of this entry »

Parents often look for cartoons that educate as well as entertain their children. The minds and personalities of kindergartners are still developing, and there are multiple options. Barney is a long-running show that teaches children a multitude of topics. Children can learn about colors, shapes, friendship and imagination. The songs are lively, and the characters are fun to watch. Curious George is a show that children can watch to learn about sharing. The fun monkey and the Man in the Yellow Hat share with neighbors and friends. The Read the rest of this entry »

More and more cartoons are putting product placement in many of their shows. You will find product placement in both cartoon shows as well as the commercials that are between the show’s airing time. There are a few things parents need to be made aware of if they want to know just how persuasive product placement can be. The reason many of these television stations are putting product placement in their shows is because they know it will attract children and strike an interest with them. This Read the rest of this entry »

Parents have worried for years that children will learn bad behavior from cartoon characters, and they’ve lobbied for better programs. As a result, Tom and Jerry and their shenanigans are gone from Saturday morning TV. A new study suggests that parents were right all along. The study, done by the University of Washington, Fresno Direct TV, found that preschoolers who watch certain shows are more likely to be hyper and aggressive. The offending shows were Power Rangers, Space Jam, Star Wars and Spiderman.Want more? Click here{{/tag} On the other hand, Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street and Winnie-the-Pooh had a calming effect on children. The researchers didn’t advocate turning off the TV, but rather letting the kids watch shows that promote manners and empathy. A control group of children who did this showed “significant improvements” in behavior. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees that children imitate violence they see in cartoons, especially if it’s repeated and unpunished. In 2000 Congress held hearings on the issue. An AAP spokesman said that out of 3500 studies, all but 18 showed a correlation between children’s violence and the media. So since children do model cartoon behavior, maybe it’s best to let the kids watch shows that model only good behavior.