The television set was a huge aspect of my childhood, bringing me my favourite cartoons and shows. Story telling shifted from accustomed means such as books and oral story telling traditions to an animated medium. It created an extremely accessible way of experiencing a narrative, one that didn’t require me to make a visit to the library to pick out new books or wait until bed time to be read a story.
The television set was also my earliest resource of media coverage and outside information. It opened up my knowledge to ongoing events, while commercials informed me on the latest toys, movies, and shows. My learning experience was expanded outside of the classroom and into my living room through kids programs and preliminary knowledge on colour, vocabulary, numbers, and the like.