Developmental Appropriateness of TV Program or Toy Analysis Paper

Developmental Appropriateness of TV Program or Toy Analysis Paper

Parents often assume that toys and television programs advertised as educational tools can positively impact their child’s development; yet, the developmental appropriateness of many of these products and programs is largely unknown. In your assignment, you will examine the developmental appropriates of a television program or toy for an infant or toddler. First, you must choose a television program or a toy and provide a brief description. In your description, please note any age recommendations that are provided with the television program or toy and any positive outcomes/characteristics it reports to demonstrate. Next, you are expected to use our text, class discussions, and at least one peer-reviewed journal article to critically analyze whether your selected toy or television program is in align with the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional needs and abilities of the typically-developing infant/toddler. Finally, you should reflect on whether you would recommend the television program or toy to a new parent.