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Innocence is both a good and bad thing for our children. It allows children to enjoy the world without any interpretation and they simply experience the world as it is, without fear and worry.image

It encourages unbridled curiosity and an exploratory mindset. But it also exposes our children to the many dangers of the world. And there are also some instances where explaining something like reproduction can prove to be a difficult task. While few have ill intent towards children, sometimes even just a person’s negligence can cause injury, or worse, death.

Because of this, it’s important that our kids know the limits of play and exploration and to be aware of the importance of safety and knowing what to do in case of emergencies. No parent would ever want their children to be utterly helpless during serious situations, but there’s just so much to know about security and this can easily be overwhelming for a child. So, what are the core things you need to teach your child about security? more...

The Ultimate Parenting Tips & Advice Guide by Carolyn Whitlock. Learn how to be a better parent and become the great role model your children need through the following parenting tips and advice.

Before anything else, let’s get one thing straight: there is no such thing as “Perfect Parents” the same way as there are no perfect children. It is important to take note of this concept to set your expectations when it comes to parenting. However, just because you’re not perfect doesn’t mean you can’t be a good parent. Parenting requires dedication and hard work, thus there are certain skills that you have to master to become the best parent your kids deserve. Part of being a good parent is making the right decisions for your family’s best interest. You want to give your children positive experiences from childhood up to their teenage years to allow them to develop into better individuals. But how do you that? more here: https://www.babylic.com/parenting-tips-advice/

As veteran director Sam Fuller once remarked, “A war film’s objective – no matter how personal or emotional – is to make a viewer feel war.” But while moviemakers the world over have seemingly taken Fuller’s words on board when crafting their own evocative tales of real or fictional battles, the work that they have produced is often as varied as combat itself. Some pictures use war as a backdrop to a wider story, for example, while others offer more ruminative takes on the psychological cost of conflict – or simply thrust audiences right into the heart of the action. Yet regardless of the issues explored, certain films undoubtedly shine brighter than the rest. Here, then, are the very best war movies available to watch on Netflix as of June 18, 2019. The 25 Best War Movies On Netflix Right Now. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-war-movies-on-netflix/

Latest Link Roundup: Let’s be honest: we’ve all been in situations where we wish we could dish out a sassy remark or deliver an awesome one-liner. Fortunately, then, if you’re in need of a witty comeback in the future, these lines from film noir classics may just do the job. And if kicking back with a movie is your preferred way to escape the doom and gloom on the news today, then spare a thought for the folks who lived through the Great Depression – a time when, thankfully, Hollywood was still booming and provided respite to millions. http://scribol.com/news-and-politics/breaking-news/coolest-links-of-the-week-5/

However, if you’re on the lookout for perfect family fare as yes, yet another weekend rolls around, then be sure to see why these kids think Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase and Sonic Boom: Here Comes the Boom! would both make great choices. Plus, with awareness of the importance of good mental health very much on the rise, it’s worth taking a look at how Riverdale’s Betty Cooper is bringing that issue to the forefront on screen.

assisted reproductionTalking To Your Child About Pregnancy & Reproduction. Talking to your younger children about pregnancy and reproduction is a topic that leaves some parents wondering where to start. How much to tell you little ones about where babies come from when the question is asked can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Child psychologists insist that it is never too early to start talking to your kids about the natural world and how their bodies work. Children are the most curious creatures and often have no limits on the questions that they want answered. How life enters the world should not be a topic that is avoided or ignored, especially with children...More

teacher appreciationBringing Movies Into The Classroom As A Teaching Tool. The world is filled with technology and schools are no exception. Children learn via computers and screens as much as they used to learn from reading books or the blackboard. It can be a challenge for teachers to keep up with the changing trends and keep their students attention more than ever before. Children are now estimated to spend over six hours per day watching television, playing video games or surfing online. For teachers, incorporating technology as a medium for educational learning is a powerful classroom tool...More

The 25 Best New Movies On Netflix Right Now: Given that there are at least 4,000 films currently streaming on Netflix, finding just one to settle down with for the evening could well prove daunting. And coming to a decision will likely prove to be even more of an ordeal if you’re not even sure what type of movie you’d like to see. Are you in the mood for a flick with plenty of mystery and excitement? Perhaps you’re craving a true-life tale of cops and robbers. Or maybe you just want a picture that’s lighthearted and warm. If you’d also prefer to watch one of the latest movies to hit the streaming service, though, you’re in luck. You see, all of the following films were released either in theaters or on Netflix in 2018 or 2019. Here, then, are the very best new movies available to watch on Netflix as of May 29, 2019. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-new-movies-on-netflix/

Children Under 1 Year Old Should Not Watch Screens, World Health Org Says. The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day — and that less is better. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/un-world-health-org-screen-time_n_5cc0a599e4b0764d31dbfb7f

The 25 Best Thriller Movies On Netflix Right Now. It’s fair to say that thriller films come in many different shapes and sizes. In the following list, for example, you’ll find flicks that depict limb-chopping action, nightmare-inducing horror and even a terrifying sci-fi-tinged dystopia. But one thing all of these pictures have in common is that they’ll keep viewers on the edges of their seats – regardless of whether the folks on screen are battling enemy forces on the other side of the world or simply attempting to escape from the malicious locals in backwoods Georgia. So, if you’re longing for a night with a film that may just leave your nerves in tatters, then look no further than our definitive guide to the very best thriller movies on Netflix as of May 13, 2019. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-thriller-movies-on-netflix/

The 25 Best Action Movies On Netflix Right Now. Few other movie types have endured like the action genre. Ever since silent-film star Douglas Fairbanks first breathed life into Robin Hood, audiences have flocked in their millions to see daring deeds displayed on the big screen. And considering the fact that action films still consistently bring in big bucks at the box office, it’s safe to say that they’re here for the long haul. The movie theater isn’t the only place where these films rule, though. After all, at any one time Netflix’s roster of action flicks far outstrips that of any multiplex. And given the sheer excellence of the following heart-racing titles, you’ll probably never need to leave the house again to get your fix. Here’s our comprehensive guide to the very best action movies on Netflix as of May 21, 2019. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-action-movies-on-netflix/)

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now: Part of the beauty of science fiction is that practically anything is possible. And thanks to the sheer spirit of imagination fueling the genre, big-screen sci-fi has the potential to captivate almost anyone. So, if you feel like watching a movie that wrestles with weighty ideas about the future of artificial intelligence, then good news: you’re in luck. Perhaps you long to be swept away by a love story – even though the romance is just about to be wiped from someone’s memory? That’s up for grabs, too. Or do you just want to watch a galactic battle in which the good guys face off against the forces of evil? Well, guess what? Science fiction will deliver this as well. So whatever you’re in the mood for, our definitive guide to the very best sci-fi movies on Netflix, as of May 5, 2019, is guaranteed to help hit the spot. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-sci-fi-movies-on-netflix/

The 25 Best Romantic Movies On Netflix Right Now: In life, love can blossom when, and where, you least expect it. So it’s probably no surprise that romance on the silver screen is often just as unpredictable – not to say ubiquitous and multi-faceted. After all, love stories have found their way into practically every cinematic genre for decades now. This in turn means that the definition of a romantic movie is pretty wide-ranging. And yet whether the characters involved are battling against technology with perilous ramifications for the future or up against the conflicting expectations of all-singing, all-dancing gangs, the only thing that really matters is that affairs of the heart are at stake. Need further proof? Take a look through our definitive guide to the best romantic films streaming on Netflix as of April 18, 2019. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-romantic-movies-on-netflix/

Time off with the children may leave you clutching at straws to find activities that are both entertaining and educational. Luckily for parents everywhere, then, TV series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! and 2019 movie The Best of Enemies are both fully kid-approved and teach valuable life lessons to boot. And even if you’ve been a Game of Thrones fan since the very first season, you may not realize just how much effort goes into creating each episode. Well, this list will clue you in, as it reveals exactly what’s required to make the hit fantasy drama – from the number of wigs used to the amount of artificial blood spilled. If you’re more of a film buff, on the other hand, then you may appreciate this rundown of great heist movies that could have just escaped your notice. For an insight into what it’s like to actually promote a flick, meanwhile, check out Neil Gaiman and John Cameron Mitchell’s revelations about the process in an interview for their teen romcom How to Talk to Girls at Parties.http://scribol.com/news-and-politics/breaking-news/coolest-links-of-the-week-23/

The 25 Best Family Movies On Netflix Right Now: What makes a great family movie? Is it just a film that will keep the kids quiet for a couple of hours while the adults catch up on some much-needed sleep? Or is it a motion picture that allows multiple generations to sit down together and enjoy the same story? Perhaps, then, the best kids’ movies ought to keep both the little ones occupied and the grown-ups engaged. They can be in literally any genre, too; the following 25 flicks, for example, feature everything from animated classics and musicals to fantasy epics and oddball comedies. And as a result, our definitive guide to the very best family movies on Netflix as of March 29, 2019, is practically guaranteed to serve up something for everyone.  http://filmoracle.com/film/best-family-movies-on-netflix/

The 50 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now: According to data from Flixable, there are more than 4,000 movies available on Netflix at this very moment. So if you sign into the streaming service with no idea of what you’d like to watch, then chances are you’re going to be in for a night of scrolling until you find something that’s just right. After all, the next movie you cast your eye over may be even better than the previous one. And with so much choice to hand, picking a flick that will satisfy even the fussiest viewer can be tough. Save yourself time, then, with our definitive guide to the very best movies streaming on Netflix as of April 9, 2019. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-movies-on-netflix/

The 25 Best Comedy Movies On Netflix Right Now: It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine, and there’s no better way to dose up on the good stuff than with a marathon session watching some of the most hilarious films ever made. Luckily, then, Netflix has plenty of options to satisfy any cravings for a good comedy – whether you’re in the mood for a rom-com or prefer a bit of slapstick. And to save you time scrolling, we’ve rounded up the funniest flicks that the streaming service has to offer. Here’s our definitive guide to the best comedy movies on Netflix as of March 29, 2019. http://filmoracle.com/film/best-comedy-movies-on-netflix/

WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS (Archives)

Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States
The study combines content analysis of TV ads with detailed data about children's viewing habits to provide an estimate of the number and type of TV ads seen by children of various ages. A webcast of the forum is also available.

Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey
Parents say they are gaining control over their own children’s exposure to sex and violence in the media, but they remain more broadly concerned about inappropriate content in the media, according to a new national survey of parents released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Digital Opportunity: Using New Media for Public Education Campaigns -- July 2007
The Ad Council and Kaiser Family Foundation hosted forum to explore how health-related and other nonprofits and government agencies can use new digital media.  A webcast of the forum is available.

Parents Say They’re Gaining Control Over Their Children’s Exposure to Sex and Violence in the Media -- June 2007

The report, Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, a national survey of 1,008 parents of children ages 2-17, explores how parents view the role of media in their children’s lives.

Children's Exposure to Food Advertising on Television: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Results from Recent Studies by the Federal Trade Commission and the Kaiser Family Foundation -- June 2007
This document compares two significant studies about food advertising to children on television.

New Study Finds That Food Is the Top Product Seen Advertised by Children -- March 2007
The study combines content analysis of TV ads with detailed data about children's viewing habits to provide an estimate of the number and type of TV ads seen by children of various ages. A webcast of the forum is also available.

Public Service Advertising in Great Britain: Lessons for U.S. Public Interests -- February 2007
This webcast forum explored the differences in public service advertising between Great Britain and the U.S.

The Teen Media Juggling Act: The Implications of Media Multitasking Among American Youth -- December 2006
A report, key findings and a webcast of a forum, hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, explore how pervasive media multitasking is among young people, potential cognitive and social development implications, and which teens are most likely to multitask.

Forum on The "Reality" of Health: Reality Television and the Public Health -- October 2006
This Kaiser Family Foundation forum examines the implications of reality TV serving as a health information resource. A webcast of the forum, a discussion paper, and related materials are available.

First Analysis of Online Food Advertising Targeting Children -- July 2006
A webcast of a forum analyzing the nature and scope of online food advertising to children.

Study Shows How Kids' Media Use Helps Parents Cope -- May 2006
A national survey of 1,051 parents with children age six months to six years old and a series of focus groups across the country

Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Education Campaigns -- April 2006
A webcast of a forum exploring the effectiveness of public education campaigns.

Frederick J. Zimmerman and Dimitri A. Christakis Pediatrics 2007; 120: 986-992. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

Dimitri A. Christakis and Frederick J. Zimmerman Pediatrics 2007; 120: 993-999. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

U.S. Census Bureau - Adults and teens will spend nearly five months (3,518 hours) next year watching television, surfing the Internet, reading daily newspapers and listening to personal music devices. That’s only one of thousands of nuggets of information on Americana and the world in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007

Educational Television: It's Not An Oxymoron
by Emily Puro for BabyClassroom

Children, the UN Convention and the Media

Music Education Contributes to Early Childhood Brain Development by Dr. Irving Lazar

A Teacher in the Living Room? Educational Media for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Kaiser Family Foundation

Digital Divide…Where To Go From Here
Kaiser Family Foundation

Viewing Guidelines
Guidelines for children's viewing needs at different age

Children, Violence, and the Media A Report for Parents and Policy Makers - Prepared by Majority Staff, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, September 14, 1999

WHAT CAN WE DO? from "Selling Out America's Children"by David Walsh, Ph.D.,

Videos for infants by Dr. Irving Lazar

Education with Reading Rainbow, by Christine Pollock

Children's Fright Responses to Television and Films by Dr. Joanne Cantor

Mixed Messages in Modern Media: An interview with Sholly Fisch, Ph.D by Christine Pollock

Big Bird Goes Global by Christine Pollock

Parents: Turn Off the Media Violence by Ranny Levy

Green Marketing for Kids' Products
by Ranny Levy

Celebrate Quality by Terry Solowey

Terry's Tips: Making Video Viewing More Valuable by Terry Solowey

Curiosity: A Source of Life by Dr. Irving Lazar

Center for Media Literacy Children's Guidelines by Christine Pollock

Re-thinking the Brain

Meg's Gifts Kids Helping Kids Helping Kids

CQCM VIDEOTHERAPY PROGRAM

WALKING OUR TALK or DOES OUR ANTIBIAS CURRICULUM REALLY WORK?
by ReGena M. Booze, M.A.,Faculty, Pacific Oak College & Children's School

Evergreen Films by Chris Pollock

The Significance of Sound by Chris Pollock

Why Famous Do Children's Films by Chris Pollock

 

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