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Can cartoons teach my kid English?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-3-9 21:38:35 |Display all floors
This post was edited by fatdragon at 2013-3-10 11:45
jiayangguizi8 Post time: 2013-3-7 16:54
Western (especially American) cartoons, are known to promote hidden, subliminal or indirect messages ...


Broadcasting licenses can be revoked if it is proved that subliminal messages are broadcast in the USA.

Yes, violence is common in cartoons - e.g. Tom and Jerry. Sex is less common but is used in adult cartoons such as Roger Rabbit where it is not offensive. But the porn industry of America has been known to produce a few and, by doing so, plagiarized Disney Characters.

What you see on TV is pretty tame on the Children's channels.

Those who use cartoons as a teaching aid are probably better to stick to the printed versions (comics) where parental participation is possible. Moderation should be used with animated cartoons but even these can sometimes be useful with pronunciation or grammar.

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Post time 2013-3-9 22:14:54 |Display all floors
fatdragon Post time: 2013-3-9 21:38
Broadcasting licenses can be revoked if it is proved that subliminal messages are broadcast in the ...

By looking at all your spelling mistakes, I assume you are a big fan of TV.

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Post time 2013-3-10 08:21:44 |Display all floors
I think it is OK.  I myself like to watch Xi Yang Yang.  I also think comic books are good.  I recommend 'Calvin and Hobbes' and 'Peanuts'.  Concerning 2nd language acquisition, the earlier the better.

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Post time 2013-3-10 08:40:35 |Display all floors
Just try
With your caring help, your kid will be good at English

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Post time 2013-3-10 11:42:15 |Display all floors
jiayangguizi8 Post time: 2013-3-9 22:14
By looking at all your spelling mistakes, I assume you are a big fan of TV.

LOL

Yes very sloppy. It is unlike me not to proof read - I blame the pitch of Mrs fatdragon's voice on the 3rd call for supper.

I am a fan of printed cartoons with speech balloons as an educational aid rather than cartoons on TV. But if a child likes say Dora Explorer on the TV then it should be a simple task for a parent to get the printed cartoon version and apply that interest in the form of a reading lesson.
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Post time 2013-3-10 19:11:24 |Display all floors
Like the others said, comic books are a much more educative and productive way for kids to learn English.

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Post time 2013-3-10 20:38:57 |Display all floors
No, it will not help a 2.5 year old baby girl.  But you will  probably notice her voice will begin to be more and more "squeaky"  and she will turn her nose up at any food except cheese.

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