Thursday, September 11, 2008

Healthy Kids Are Total Couch Potatoes

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Before yelling at your kids to turn off the tube, you may want to think about how healthy TV is for them.

The New York Television Festival is happening in the Big Apple tomorrow (Sep. 12) through September 17, and spokesman Eben Russell says that “TV gets a raw deal” for its reputation on rugrats.

In fact, he believes like anything in moderation, television is a positive and healthy influence on kids because it’s often their first introduction to other cultures.

Says Russell: “TV is a powerful visual medium, so it’s a good window for kids to see how people interact and socialize.”

He argues that TV also fosters imagination with programming that’s “geared towards making kids more curious, and encouraging them to ask questions about their surroundings.”

The New York Television Festival is free for TV fans of all ages and will be held at New World Stages.

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