Media: The most effective of day care supplies for cradling a happy childhood
Media and media items play an important role in all the stages of the growing child and form a large part of childcare supplies for entertainment. Let us start off when the child just about starts to speak. He is exposed to nursery rhymes on the computer or DVD player. The child listens to the melodious tunes and learns the rhymes thereby learning new words and sentences.
The television channels beam a wide variety of children’s programmes right when he is of a very tender age. The child enjoys by watching. Some of the programmes inculcate good habits in the child. Certain other programmes teach activities like art and craft. Research has proved that pre-school children are benefited through exposure to well designed and thought out educationally motivated programmes comprising childcare supplies.
As the child grows older, he is surrounded with a variety of items, both sound and visual media. Movies are a must watch and nowadays animation movies with life like characters draws every child’s attention. DVD players and computers make it easy for the child to watch movies from the comfort of his home. Moreover there are movies being shown on the television channel as well with pay per view options. Producers have come up with movies targeted to children which have been popular among adults as well. Take the example of the Harry Potter series. It has been watched by adults and children alike all over the world.
For school going children, television continues to be a great source of entertainment. Sports and games are popular including those like wrestling shows. You may see a lot of kids watching real live action in the wrestling shows who have started by watching these programmes on television. Along with entertainment, education based television programmes are also popular among school going children. These programmes provide knowledge on various subjects of interest.
Video games are the new craze among children and find wide acceptance among school going children. With the advent of these games on mobile phones and devices, these are getting easily and widely distributed. Games are freely available on the internet. Specialised products like the Playstation and Xbox have been created for playing computer games along with dedicated hand held devices. From the simple animation games, the market has evolved to games with life like animations and games based on a plot where the user has to solve a problem. Though there are varied schools of thought of the effect of the games on children, the fact remains that the games are being produced in large quantities and being used widely.
Books continue to be read by children and now it is e books which are being produced and circulated. The child is able to read the book on his computer or on his hand held device. It has also resulted in massive reduction of storage space that books demanded. Last but not the least, audio music CDs and DVDs continue to form a large part of childcare supplies for entertainment.