Smart Kids Still Watch Rachael Ray

I said it before and I will say it again - smart kids watch Rachael Ray! The New York Times did probably the millionth article on the effects of TV on children. Among the parents they interviewed was one whose daughter is a Rachael Ray fan:

Ms. Sharp, a coordinator for Head Start, who lives in Capital Heights Md., believes it is not just children's shows that can promote learning. At 6:30 every evening [her 3-year-old daughter] Taelor-Shanel watches Rachael Ray on the Food Network, often aiding dinner preparation with suggestions like, "Mommy, use cilantro on the chicken."

When her daughter easily names foods and spices as they wind through aisles at the grocery store, Ms. Sharp said, she feels confident that television, in strictly controlled doses, is doing more help than harm.

Not to state the obvious, but you really should use more cilantro on the chicken. Smart girl!



  1. My 5-year-old son can identify Rachael on magazine covers, cookbook covers, websites, you name it. He loves watching her show with me. He hasn't picked up the lingo yet because it's been a long time since we've watched (no cable tv right now), but give him time! He helps me cook from her Cooking Rocks cookbook for kids, too.

  2. I don't have kids yet, but what would I do if my kid didn't like Rachael Ray??! Oh no!


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