100 Family Media Literacy Activities (cont.)
If we boiled down media literacy for our children and teens, I think we would find five basic skills that we would like them to acquire:
Children and teens can enjoy becoming media literate. Discussing TV shows; examining the intent around a certain movie trailer; observing how camera techniques in action movies are different from those on most PBS programs—such activities support kids to become equipped to think critically about visual images.
The 100 family media literacy activities are grouped as follows:
30 General activities that you can adapt and use with children or teens.
The age specific activities below are grouped in categories of screen violence, advertising, news, and stereotypes.
15 Activities for children, ages 3-6 (See also Media Smarts for Grades K-2 on Book/CD/Article Page highlight and link to this page)
20 Activities for children, ages 6-10 (See also Media Smarts for Grades 3-5 on Book/CD/Article Page highlight and link to this page)
20 Activities for teens, ages 11-14
15 Activities for teens, ages 15-17
(Please Note: You can adapt any of the activities for your child or teen, so don’t feel constrained to the age brackets—if an activity looks like it will work for your family—go for it!)
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