Our Little Girl was asking her Daddy what he was watching on the ipad. He was watching the news and said, “It’s for grown-ups, let’s watch something else.”
And she did.
She watched a sugar-coated episode of Sofia the First.
But it got me to thinking abut child-friendly news. I enjoyed watching programmes like Newsround when I was younger. For the benefit of the International readers and the younger (!) readers, this was a great programme presented by John Craven in a very simplistic way that made it very easy to understand and digest. Our Dad used to like watching it with us too. I think it took the jargon out for adults too!
This was on at 5 pm or thereabouts – always just before we had our tea. I loved it. Granted, I was a fair bit older than Our little girl, who is currently 6.
Yes, the news is usually full of depressing stuff BUT it’s important to keep astride of world events, I think. Even from a fairly young age.
But what are the best ways of introducing a young child to the news, without tainting their innocence?
I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere
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