From today’s Age:
‘Nothing on air produced in Australia measures up to the standard it should be for preschoolers,” she (Dr Patricia Edgar) said.
” Play School, and this is not a popular view, I know, but it is one I deeply believe, is out of date, nostalgic chalk-and-talk television held in place by parents’ nostalgia for what they saw themselves.”
Dr Edgar also targeted programs that she said used the marketing of soft toys and fashion to pay for their production.
” Bananas in Pyjamas is merely a marketing vehicle and Hi-5 is no more a preschool program than Britney Spears with a backing group.” ‘
And as for film…don’t get me started.
PS Tho I do love Play School. Don’t get me wrong