Human Development and Educational Psychology in Children’s Television Programming

Allocate a total of 1.5 hours to complete this part of the Clinical Field Experience.

Select and watch a Saturday morning children’s television program and the commercials that air during this program. Complete a 250-word reflection that addresses the following:

  1. A description of the programming and advertising.
  2. What is the targeted age range for the programming and advertising? Describe specific visual and auditory aspects of the programming and advertising that support your conclusions. Defend your response with support from the various theories covered in this course related to cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide


  • Rubric:  Description judiciously and clearly describes programming and advertising in terms of the children being targeted.
  •  candidate thoroughly reflects on theories as they apply to cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development of elementary-age children being targeted by television programming and advertising .