100 Family Media Literacy Tips
Looking for some uncomplicated ways to start talking with your kids about media? Wondering where to start? Gloria DeGaetano may have the answer.
In this article, Gloria DeGaetano, CEO and Founder of The Parent Coaching Institute describes 100 media literacy activities parents can do with their children. These mini-lessons range from simply asking a question to analyzing a commercial to rewriting a script. Topics covered include advertising, news, stereotypes and media violence. Some are general activities, appropriate for children of all ages, while other activities are designed for specific age ranges. Most don’t require any special equipment, instruction, or background knowledge.
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