Screen time for young children is considered a controversial topic for many parents. Some feel that too much time on tablets, phones, or the television will mess with their children and isn’t beneficial for development. Others, however, think it’s alright to have some screen time every day. According to the AAP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the age of two, screen time should not be any longer than an hour a day. Perhaps it’s best to choose educational shows with valuable life lessons.
Tough subjects are hard for most parents with small children but the wonderful kid’s show, Storybots, helps by being relatable. It’s much easier for a child to understand something that’s otherwise tough to comprehend when presented rhythmically and repetitively, as this show plays out.
It’s a simple show — no difficult plotlines. It circles asking a question and dedicating an entire episode to answering it. What’s great about it is that it ranges from simple to deep questions.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
The episodes center around relationships with others and showing kindness, and being compassionate.
It’s a great educational show to present to children ages two and up as it emphasizes the importance of loved ones and how families can make children feel safer by supporting one another.
One of the great educational shows meant for kids ages four and up, Bluey teaches kids how to solve problems together as a family.
On the one hand, it shows kids how to be independent and solve problems themselves. On the other hand, it aids parents in supporting kids through tough issues and working together.
Although the main character, Doc, uses critical thinking to heal her toys, this favorite among kid shows centers around being a role model for young children. Doc’s mother is a physician herself and sets a perfect example for her daughter. And the bonus is the more comfort children might feel visiting the doctor after the wonderful experiences portrayed in the show.
Even if you’re on the fence about whether or not your child should get screen time and how much of it is appropriate, these educational kid shows might be enough to steer your thinking in another direction. It might be useful for your child to watch relatable problems and the solutions presented, which are easy to understand for children of young ages.
60-year-old superhero comic collector, Randy Lawrence, has spent more than 50 years building one of the worlds’ best Batman collections. It’s worth over $2 million. It turns out that it has been his life’s work but soon, his caped crusader adventures are going under the hammer. He said that he couldn’t live with the stress of owning such a valuable collection and this is why he decided to sell it, which is remarkable because he has only recently been united with the comics, which were stolen in a heist that’s worthy of a Batman story.
The Thieves Had Quite The Plan
Back in January 2019, thieves rented an apartment in the same building, then tunneled into the ceiling and crawled across units so they could steal the collection of comics. Randy said that he howled like a wounded animal when he saw the empty boxes in his storage locker only to realize that they were stolen. He also shares that his retirement is wrapped up in those comic books and also that he thought his life was over.
However, CCTV footage revealed two possible suspects but there are no DNA or fingerprints at the scene. The comics were put into large boxes and bags so police could not prove that the thieves were leaving the facility with the stolen items. Sometime later, Phillip Weisbauer, 31-year-old, tried to sell five of the stolen Batman comic books for about $110,000, 2,000 miles away at a comic book shop in Phoenix, Arizona.
Randy claims that the comic community is very tight-knit and he had alerted everyone about the theft. It was like trying to sell the Crown Jewels at a pawn shop. The owner of the shop called the cops, who arrested Weibauer. However, he said he had found the stolen comics and did not know where the other 500 books were. However, it was later found out that the thief had told his family and they knew where all the comic books were. Even though the FBI kept hitting a brick wall, the thief didn’t know this, and days later, Weisbauer brought a truck filled with the stolen comic books. Weisbauer’s charges were reduced to theft, and he was sentenced in February to probation.
Comic Collector Reunited With His Possessions
Batman is one of the longest-lasting comic book superheroes. He made his debut in Detective Comics No.27 back in 1939 and got his own comic book the following year. After the collection was found, the comic book collector Randy Lawrence claims that it will be his first good night’s sleep he had in a year.