Ive seen the tv on for the kids at my DD2's daycare but have only seen it on a dvd of some kiddy music group & the kids were dancing along
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30-11-2013 18:56 #31
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30-11-2013 19:04 #33
I would want to know for how long and how often.
If it were raining, end of the day, used as a transition or at rest time for say 30 mins. I would be OK with it.
While I am at work they are in care for 8.5 hours which is a long time in my mind to be engaged in play or learning, on home days with me they are allowed 2 x 30 minute slots of TV. I would be ok with a zone out time.
01-12-2013 00:10 #34
b) These are qualified teachers who are paid to be caring for my children, not babysitting
I don't think a TV is required to zone out, my 3yo pulled up a giant cushion at daycare last week, put in into a nice shady spot in the yard, brought out a stack of books and read them for the next 2 hours, because he was tired of interacting with people.
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01-12-2013 00:18 #35
Some of the responses read more like people are begrudging the workers perceived slacking off than the actual watching of a program.
01-12-2013 05:39 #36
When I became director of my previous centre one of the first things I did was donate the tvs to the salvo's. My thinking was that children have enough screen time (in most cases) and I had a centre full of qualified people whose job it was to be engaging the children in other experiences. I agree that children need down time but this can be in the form of yoga (which most littlies LOVE) or a story or even just quiet play. We used to take our kids outside in the afternoon and lay on the grass and cloud watch! If it were for "educational purposes" we had a laptop that we could watch DVDs on - for example we had some children fascinated by ballet and we found some videos online which they watched for about 15mins to give them some "ideas for moves"
If I walked in to pick up my son and they were watching a movie/tv I would be thoroughly annoyed (unless it was raining, but even then these people have training to engage children!)
01-12-2013 05:48 #37
No, I wouldn't care one iota if they occasionally put a TV on at daycare. It's not a big deal to me at all. DS watches TV at home and I do not have n issue with TV in general at all! He gets stacks of exercise, heaps of outdoors time, we read a lot and he does ll these things plus other activities at kindy too so I'm not worried about a bit of TV. Actually, he watches heaps of TV compared to many others, yet he is extremely bright. I don't buy the TV is detrimental thing at all, unless of course he is missing out on other stuff, which as his parent I know he is not.
Those surveys they hand out to parents quarterly, with all the questions about what you want your child to get out of daycare etc etc. I just write 'to have fun, play, have a good and stable experience and feel safe and cared for'. It's daycare, he is only 3, it's meant to be fun, a bit of TV every now and then won't kill that! I would never take him out of daycare to another over a but of TV - he would have to start over, settle in with new carers, say goodbye to all his friends, no way!
ETA I have only ever seen a TV on at his daycare once in 2.5 years!
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01-12-2013 06:25 #38
I have no issue. As long as they are happy and having fun I couldn't care one bit.
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01-12-2013 06:37 #39
Im surprised people are so against it. It literally could have been 20 mins. If they are in daycare all day, 5 days a week then a an hour or so during that week of tv is nothing.
I thought it would be common practice to watch at least some tv in a daycare? As long as its age appropriate and educational in some way?
After all, dont they get screen time in school? And thats not a babysitting service but an educational program too?
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01-12-2013 07:52 #40
I'm against it as a kindy teacher as it's against everything the "curriculum" is about. I know it would be an easy down time activity but put simply, it doesn't look great for those educators. It makes them seem lazy and obviously not up to date with all the recent professional reading and studies. They should never be too busy to calm children down an interact with them. The children should always come first. Older age groups are easier to play large group games with. Even if it has been raining for a week, they could play musical chairs, freeze etc inside.
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