ERIC Number: EJ885305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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From Blooming, Buzzing Confusion to Media Literacy: The Early Development of Television Viewing
Anderson, Daniel R.; Hanson, Katherine G.
Developmental Review, v30 n2 p239-255 Jun 2010
Television comprehension is a surprisingly demanding task for very young children. Based on a task analysis of television viewing and review of research, we suggest that by 6 months of age, infants can identify objects and people on screen. By 24 months they can comprehend and imitate simple actions contained in single shots and begin to integrate information across shots. Toddlers nevertheless suffer from the video deficit whereby their comprehension is less than from equivalent real life displays. During the preschool years they learn much of the grammar of filmic montage and can comprehend straightforward narrative productions. Essentially adult comprehension appears to be in place by 13 years of age.
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Task Analysis, Media Literacy, Television, Child Development, Infants, Age Differences, Toddlers, Comprehension, Preschool Education, Children, Visual Stimuli
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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