Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Children learning from the radio

Parents were very unprepared for the radio to enter their homes. One: because of the nature of new inventions and them naturally being a mystery in its own nature and two: because of the uncontrollable content that their children would hear. At first, parents did not accept the content on the radio towards children at all. Performances that were given to children on the radio seemed very offensive to parents. But what parents did not get is that the performances that was on the radio specifically designed the characters in their stories for children to be able to relate to. The characters did not only fulfill the needs of the children, but it also was more "educationally and physiologically sound than what parents preferred". 
At the time parents wanted a set structure for radios to follow to uphold the expectations of their family and their children. But what parents were oblivious to see is that the radio was already ten steps ahead of them. The radio was very beneficial at the time to the growing and learning child.

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At 1:53 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good discussion, but how was radio good for children exactly? Which source are you using?


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