Prewitt Essay

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Effects of TV on Children
Sitting in school, little Jane sits anxiously watching the clock. The teacher is talking
to the class, but Jane just can't wait to get home. When the bell finally rings, she runs
out of the classroom, and all the way home. After blasting in the house, she runs to turn
on the TV. Having nothing more exciting to do, Jane will sit in front of the television
until her mom pulls her away for dinner. This is an all to familiar scenario in many
American homes today. What many people don't realize are the problems that can develop
from young children watching too much TV. Many emerging dilemmas are resulting from this
concern. When a young child with a maturing brain sits in front of the TV for several
hours every day, it can instigate loss of creativity, impatience, and violence further
along down the road.

The ability to be creative is an important factor in the development of a young child's
mind. By sitting down and watching TV for a couple hours, the child is entertained, but is
also not thinking. Information in spoon-fed to them, so when it comes time to read a book
in school, some can have a hard time grasping ideas. They are so used to having images
flash before them to provide understanding; they have trouble moving their eyes side to
side to gather the information for themselves. With the TV in front of them, supplying
amusement, they may never stop to think that putting a puzzle together, or reading a book
could also be fun. They could actually become dependent on this one source of fantasy, and
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