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At Humane Education blog: Are Picture Books Cultivating Consumerism in Kids?

Rachel Franz, a student at University of Vermont, takes a closer look at messages about materialism and consumerism in the children’s picture books she reads to her own kids.

“It’s…important to discuss and explore with children messages and themes that promote potentially harmful actions and values, so children learn to question, evaluate and analyze for themselves.”

Children’s media culture expert Rebecca Hains can help parents with that objective. See her Media Literacy for Preschoolers series.

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