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    We recently changed daycare as we had a few serious problems with our pervious one. anyway my mum picked ds up from daycare today to help me out and said they were watching tv when she arrived......I'm not sure how long they were watching it for but I really feel like there is other activities they could be doing.

    I don't mind for him to have tv in moderation and supervised at home and but we aren't paying $95 a day to have him sit and watch tv. His clothes hands and feet were clean which is unusual and especially for his feet.

    He is in the Kindy room and is supposed to be learning and interacting with other children....not Dora the explorer.

    What does everyone else think??? I will be saying something to them next week

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    I don't see a problem with a half an hour progam every now and them. I think it could be really beneficial as a decompessing tool when the kids are a bit too worked up. Also if it is too hot or too rainy to go outside for normal outdoor play, it seems reasonable to substitute the occasional ep of Dora.

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    I run a kindergarten class and I would never be ok with this! Sooooo many other things that they could be doing. I have even worked at a centre that had policies to say there should never be tv used..

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    If they want to use technology..YouTube has some great things on it. Yoga for kids is great. I also help the kids use kids national geographic to learn about different animals (it has a few video clips on it).
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    I wouldn't be happy.

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    This practice is terrible I worked alot this year at many centres as a teacher and never saw the tv on it is definitely being phased out.

    But maybe you need to pop in visit from time to time to witness this tv exposure. Read their practices etc maybe it mentions tv. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by beccaboobang View Post
    YouTube has some great things on it. Yoga for kids is great. I also help the kids use kids national geographic to learn about different animals (it has a few video clips on it).
    Jaspers previous daycare they watched Dora regularly and I was unimpressed. So we switched him to a centre that had an interactive whiteboard thing with internet access and I do think programmed activities with YouTube as a learning tool is totally different to plonking kids in front of TV so that carers can relax.

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    The last daycare I used had the tv on abc 4 kids sometimes in the afternoon. It never bothered me though. It's not like they sat there all day with their eyes glued to it. The kids had a choice to play outside or sit quietly inside and watch the tv.

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    I wouldn't mind on the very very odd occasion (eg a week of rain and the kids going stir crazy) but not regularly. If it was a beautiful sunny day then there is really no excuses. I'd just keep an eye on it and see how regularly it seems to be happening.

    Out of interest I just asked DD. She said, there is only one tiny TV at day care mummy and we don't watch it, only sometimes we get a movie.

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    No way would I be happy with any TV at all at daycare.


 
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