Thursday, March 24, 2011
Today’s Television Bad For Your Kids? CatholicTV Begs to Differ
According to the American Psychiatric Association, "The debate is over… For the last three decades, the one predominant finding in research on the mass media is that exposure to media portrayals of violence increases aggressive behavior in children."
Fortunately, CatholicTV offers positive and encouraging programming for children including a kid’s game show, cartoons which teach morality, and even a show which uses skits, music, games, and occasional animation to teach children in a fun manner about courage, fear, helping others, respect, and much more.
CatholicTV is viewable online at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.
Below are some of the children’s programs on CatholicTV along with their air times (all time Eastern):
Adventures in Odyssey: A cartoon series about kids from a small town getting into big adventures. (Mondays 8AM & 3:30PM; Saturdays 8:30AM)
Storybook: Series of short stories with reflections at the end which link the story to the teaching of Jesus and Saint Paul. (airs at varying times between 7:30AM and 9AM on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Gigi, God’s Little Princess - Adventures of a girl named Gigi Fridays 7:30AM and Sundays 7:30AM
The Adventures of Donkey Ollie- Animated show starring a donkey. Show teaches about Jesus and Christianity. Mondays 7:30AM, Saturday 8AM
Mr. Henry’s Wild and Wacky Bible Stories- uses skits, music, games, and occasional animation to teach children. Monday 3:30 PM Saturday 7:30 AM Sunday 8:00 AM
WOW: The CatholicTV Challenge- game show starring third graders, which teaches the Catholic faith. Monday 7:30 p.m. Tuesday 5 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. Thursday 12:30 a.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. Saturday 8 p.m.
Catholic Saints and Heroes- (produced by CCC of America)A variety of special programs featuring Catholic teaching, the lives of the saints, and bible stores all aimed at kids. Monday 8:00AM Saturday 9:00AM