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"I believe television and video are the most underestimated force for good in educating our children in the technological age in which we live. It is important to develop children’s thinking skills." (Anne Wood, Teletubby creator, BBC)
Anne Wood, their creator at BBC (British Broadcasting Co.) tells us: "They are babies," she explains. "… technological babies…. Like children, they also imitate what they hear, so they will attempt to speak like the Narrator and sometimes like the Voice Trumpets."
"…children are the same the world over," says scriptwriter Andy Davenport. "They grow, they learn language, they learn to talk, to think the same, wherever they grow up."
If, as BBC claims, small children around the world watch this show, they certainly will learn "to think the same" – a major goal of UNESCO’s program for "lifelong learning"
Professor John Goodlad, who served on the governing board of UNESCO’s Institute for Education before he joined Bill Clinton on the 1987 Study Commission on Global Education. In his Preface to Schooling for a Global Age, he wrote:
"Enlightened social engineering is required to face situations that demand global action now. Education is a long-term solution.... The majority of our youth still hold the same values as their parents and, if we don’t re-socialize, our system will decay."
Originally posted by annestacey
A few years ago, I was channel surfing and came across the teletubbies. I had never heard of them. What freaked me out was that I never watch children's shows (I don't have kids) but when I looked at the clock, I found that I had been totally mesmerized for about 10 minutes! It seemed to have put me into an alpha state and didn't even realize the minutes that had gone by. Ever since then, I've been afraid to see it again. If it can do that to an adult, think of what it's doing to the children.