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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:00 PM
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20. I think so, absolutely.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 11:02 PM by InvisibleTouch
It stimulates their creativity, especially if they don't just passively sit and absorb it, but may later act out part of the story with their toys or playing with friends - or feel like drawing pictures or writing stories inspired by a favorite movie or characters. A great movie can have a lifelong impact. I don't think movies and TV necessarily have to be passive entertainment at all, when the viewer gets intellectually and emotionally involved.

An important caveat may be that you don't want the kid to get *all* their entertainment or play ideas from TV and movies, but also have other outlets for creativity and the stimulus of learning.

On edit: I can also see how experiencing the lives of a wide variety of characters can teach a kid to identify with others who at first seem very different from themselves, living a whole different kind of life, for instance, but whom they can still learn to relate to and feel for.

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