TU || Flax Golden Tales || Four Levels of Interpretation Lesson 18

Level: B.A/ B.B.S || Lesson 18 Smarter Kids, Brought To You By The Letters T & V [(By Dimitri A. Christakis, Greece 1937) Washington Post, December 2006]

Words Meaning

Teenagers = Children who are at the age between 13 to 19

Enormous = Big

Careers = Occupations

Dumb = One who can’t speak

Cognitive = Related to knowledge

Evidence = Proof

Preteens = Below 13 years

Widespread = Found everywhere

Colleagues = Co-worker

Elementary = Basic

Linkage = Connection

Temptation = Greed

Halcyon = Quite and happy

Kids = Children

Curtailed = Decreased

Debunk = Damage

Summary

This text was written by a Greek writer Dimitri A. Christakis. The writer says that the children watch TV around 3 or 5 years in a day. In 1961 a baby around 3 years used to watch TV. But now nine month baby starts watching TV. Though their parents have negative thoughts about their children’s watching TV e.g. watching TV makes poor eye-sight. But these thoughts gradually disappear. The writer says that some people believe that TV makes kids dumb but programmes like Sesame Street and Blues Clubs improve children’s cognitive abilities. Some people think that TV makes kids violent but Pro-social programmers make children more tolerant. But early viewing may be harmful to children’s cognitive development or some people think that it delays Child’s ability to develop language skills watching TV makes them sleep more.

But watching TV causes irregularity sleeping schedule. Watching TV doesn’t cause any obesity but encourages eating more because they see lots of products on TV. Similarly, if the children watch high quality family centered programmers with their parents, they don’t get spoilt but if they watch violent, sex oriented programmes, it can have negative effect on children.

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Four Levels of Interpretation

  1. Literal Comprehension

Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis is a professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Child Health Institute at the University of Washington. The writer says that most of parents think that they know more about TV. The writer presents good and bad aspects watching TV. This text was written by a Greek writer Dimitri A. Christakis. The writer says that the children watch TV around 3 or 5 years in a day. In 1961 a baby around 3 years used to watch TV. But now nine-month baby starts watching TV. Though their parents have negative thoughts about their children’s watching TV e.g. watching TV makes poor eye-sight. But these thoughts gradually disappear. The writer says that some people believe that TV makes kids dumb but programmes like Sesame Street and Blues Clubs improve children’s cognitiveabilities. Some people think that TV makes kids violent but Pro-social programmers make children more tolerant. But early viewing may be harmful to children’s cognitive development or some people think that it delays Child’s ability to develop language skills watching TV makes them sleep more.

But watching TV causes irregularity sleeping schedule. Watching TV doesn’t cause any obesity but encourages eating more because they see lots of products on TV. Similarly, if the children watch high quality family centered programmers with their parents, they don’t get spoilt but if they watch violent, sex oriented programmes, it can have negative effect on children.

  1. Interpretation

The writer shows that what the parents of children should know about their children’s watching TV. He presents some misconceptions about watching TV that the parents should consider all the time. Parents should know when, how and what programme their Children are watching. It depends on parents. So the writer presents reality with the help of different research paper.

  1. Critical Thinking

Anything that is invited has advantages and disadvantages. Nothing is there which has only advantages so it is difficult to agree who speak in favor watching TV and who speak against watching TV. But it is necessary to care children. We should take care of them about what they are doing in a TV room.

  1. Assimilation

When I read this text, I knew much about watching TV. Before reading this text, I used to say TV has disadvantages but by reading this text I knew that watching TV depends on use. We should utilize our valuable time properly and get our children watch TV with family members in appropriate time.

Possible question

  1. Do you agree with Dr. Christakis that with TV shows “Improve children’s cognitive abilities”? (Smart kids, Brought to You By The Letters T and V)

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