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News for kids!
Member Name: PBlunts
Date: 08/02/10, updated on 08/02/10 (81 review reads)
Advantages: Great way to get kids into news and current events!
Disadvantages: Too short!
Newsround has long become a staple part of any healthy child's daily diet. Probably one of the most important TV programs for young children, I think Newsround deserves a lot more credit than it it is often given.
Newsround is a news programme which is directly aimed at children and has stories which are designed to engage children and to help them in their learning. When I was a child the show was presented by John Craven but has since had a number of presenters. The show has been airing for many years now and it is unlikely to go any time soon. Shown at 5.00pm as part of the CBBC programme this is a great 20 minute end to the childrens TV show time.
It is important for everyone to know current events and it is important to teach children, from a young age, that these events do have a direct impact on their lives, so it is important for them to watch news programmes as well as their entertainment programmes. Newsround is an excellent way to do this as it is produced in a way which is directly aimed at children and reports on events such as medical discoveries rather than murders and rapes. The reports are easy to understand and they even allow viewers to earn the chance to create a repot themselves! As the show is easier to understand than most adult news shows, the children do not get bored and switch off. They are also very good at reporting on stories which are related to childerns loves.
Newsround has been an important part of many children's lives and I am sure it will continue to do so in the future. I have a lot of respect for the programme and am glad to see the BBC has never thought about getting rid of it.
A must see for all kids!
Summary: News for kids!