What is the show/story about? Did you find the media engaging for children?


Assess media sources directed at children. Either a children’s show or other forms of media. Focus on how children are portrayed, how children’s issues are addressed, or how the media is designed to appeal to or influence children. If there is a teaching component, think about if it is an effective method for teaching.

Must Cover all following questions.

  • What is the topic of the media?
  • What is the show/story about? Did you find the media engaging for children?
  • Many children’s media attempt to convey a message, lesson, or feeling to the child. What is the media trying to say or get across to the reader?
  1. General information about the media source
  • What age group is your story directed towards?
  • Is the language the author uses and concepts the author tries to teach reflective of children’s language and logical skills in the target age group? How do you know this?
  • What is the time and place in which this story takes place?
  • Is “place” important for conveying the story?
  • If there action takes place in a fictional location, is a fictional location necessary to engage the reader or teach the lesson?
  1. Your opinions
  • Can you relate a theory to parts of the story?
  • Why did you choose this media source?
  • Why might these media be appealing to children?
  • Are there elements of the message or media that would make this a wrong choice for children int he target age group?
  • How might parents or teachers use this media in interacting with children? Is this merely a show.story to be ready aloud to children (or for them to read themselves)? OR are there activities adults could do with children before or after reading or viewing the media to increase children’s interest or learning?