TV is a tool - what children get from it depends on how well it is designed and how well children are guided to use it. To get the most from your TV viewing, you can extend the learning with books and activities. Remember, the learning doesn't have to stop after you turn the TV off or close a book. Check out the resources below for more ideas.
PBS Kids Island
PBS KIDS Island is a great place for children to play games which enhance their language skills using a fun and entertaining way. Children earn tickets from each game played as a benchmark, and parents, educators and caregivers can monitor each child's individual progress in core language skill sets (i.e. rhyming, letter identification, phonics and vocabulary).