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Postby Enigma » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:54 pm

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The things we watch on television can teach us serious messages and silly meaningless stuff. Besides 'The Simpsons' and 'Friends', which other television programmes do you tend to learn from?
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Postby sovs » Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:09 pm

Hmmm, i love will and grace and i think the thing it teaches people is that gay people are just like anyone else.
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Postby saz » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:54 pm

I loved The Wonder Years when i was growing up. It was an insight into normal american life (not hollywood style) and life in the 60's. I am not quite sure what it taught me but maybe a bit about boys and that other families have their own problems too. I just loved it.

I used to read and learn more from books when i was younger, not so much TV. Now i love interesting documentaries like the one last night on shark attacks, and ones about the human body. The ones that Professor Robert Winston does about the human mind is facinating i love it and have learnt so much.
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Postby Enigma » Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:57 pm

Ah, Robert Winston, love that guy I do - he's amazing.

Did you see 'The Human Body'? It must have been two to three years since that was first shown on BBC.
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Postby saz » Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:04 pm

Yep i watched it and have bought my mum one of his books for xmas cos she loves him too. I loved the ones about the babies growing up i was glued. I also liked the one about how people cope in a crisis or danger, some people get super strength to get themselves out of situations.

WHSmiths have his books on offer at the moment you would love them.
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Postby Enigma » Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:00 pm

Did you notice how much frontal nudity he got away with in 'The Human Body' series? lol
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Postby saz » Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:02 pm

Not sure if any of that is in the books though lol

*off to unwrap mums present to have a sneaky look*
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Postby Enigma » Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:13 pm

LOL!

All in the name of education of course.
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Postby saz » Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:15 pm

Would i ever look at that sort of thing for any other reason? Well sorry to report but there is no rudey pics in the book now i just have to re-wrap it.
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Postby depman » Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:12 am

I think Star trek NG is quite educational in lots of aspects
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Postby Llisa » Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:43 am

Raised on the History Channel. I'm not a huge fan of television so I can't say much about it...but I did learn a LOT about our past by sitting back with my dad and watching all those shows. On a controversial note though, I think that the TV is depended on too much to 'teach' or children...used almost as a babysitter. There's still nothing that can beat a good book.
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Postby saz » Wed Dec 24, 2003 7:27 am

I agree with the TV babysitting thing but it is really hard. The shows here nowadays are designed to hook them from an early age. My daughter is only 15 months and already can say tubby tubby (teletubbies), points to the TV etc. People have bought her the merchandise and she loves it, plays with her tubbies all day!

I try not to plonk her in front of the TV, but when you need to do something it is an easy option to distract them. She has learnt a few words from watching TV the kids progs are very educational now. I do prefer to go over a board book with her rather than sit her in front of the TV but i can see why people do it.
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Postby Fidel » Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:25 am

The reason that my English is so good (not want to blow my own trumpet) was because I got hooked on British television and you pick up loads of different expressions so really I learn from every programme!
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Postby ms 6275 » Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:44 am

i got a lot from all the star treks. things like how to treat peolpe who are diffrent, a good set of morales and to talk not fight etc

if u want ur kids to learn right from wrong make them watch the star treks
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Postby sovs » Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:34 pm

You raise a very good point there ms6275, well done =D>
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