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Juxtaposition of Text and Image–Curious George is for Kids

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Who hasn’t heard of Curious George? This image includes more than just a billboard of the cartoon character; it also includes the word KID.

Let’s start with Curious George. You probably don’t remember who this character is, other than the obvious (he’s a monkey). Whether you’re a parent or a kid-at-heart, it’s not a bad idea to get to know “George.”

Studies have shown that watching Curious George leads to a “knowledge boost” in children. If you’re a kid-at-heart or a parent, you might learn something too, as the program addresses science, math and engineering.

You see George, in addition to being curious, is a “natural engineer.” How about that?

In one episode George learns how to bowl. The most valuable word in the episode is “gutter ball” because when George tries to bowl, his ball ends up in the gutter.  Shouldn’t every child know the meaning of “gutter ball?”

If you’re a parent, this particular episode will have you in a bowling alley real quick because your preschooler will absolutely insist on besting George’s gutter ball and is bound to nag you to take him/her bowling.

If you’re a single parent who knows who you might meet at a bowling alley.

Text certainly can be loaded…just look at this post it moves from the a “gutter ball” to a “bowling alley” two expressions that certainly have different connotations that stray way far from the meaning you would want your preschooler to know.

Any way you look at it…the connotations certainly have appeal. You’d probably hear many of these words on a late night talk show. Hmmm, you met her at a bowling alley? What exactly does that mean?

Isn’t being a parent fun!



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