For anyone who learned their ABCs and 123s from PBS, the idea of educational television isn't so much a novelty as, well, what moms did when we were growing up, and what they continue to do, as each generation finds it's own Sesame Street. But according to the New York Times, Disney is about to up the ante on what can be taught over the airwaves, offering kids a chance to learn "social values and behaviors."
Wait, really? A television show is going to teach my kid how to behave? Because though I certainly remember long talks between, say, Oscar the Grouch and Maria, I'm not I want my kid learning how to be a good human from a screen.
I realize that sounds both technophobic and naïve, but the truth is, while most kids shows come with a hidden message about sharing or friendship or respect tucked inside, I tend to think of those as one-offs rather an a corporate-wide mission built around informing my little guy's moral compass. And while I'm sure "Doc McStuffins"-about aRead More »from New Disney Channel aims to teach kidsâ€¦social values?