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[Discuss] protecting kids online

Stephen Ronan wrote:
> I'd be curious for any thoughts/experience list members have had.

I can't speak to the educational qualities of captioned video. There are 
two things that I can say.

The first is that, after having spent countless hours watching "Sesame 
Street" and "The Electric Company" whilst growing up, having grammar and 
arithmetic written out on screen does have a positive effect on learning.

The second is that, after having spent many more countless hours (I 
think -- I didn't count) watching non-English films with English 
subtitles, reading along with subtitles does take more mental effort 
than listening to the same dialog in English.

Rich P.

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