I'm not a big fan of kids watching TV. My mother only let us watch TV when it was Saturday morning cartoons and occasionally one show after school. Otherwise we watched what the adults watched which was either news or TV-Novelas.
So with Harmon about 2x a week we let him watch TV that normal kids watch: Dora, Sesame Street, etc. Other than that we encourage playing outside, playing inside, reading books, helping out, etc. By some sort of kismet accident though Harmon got addicted to TV anyhow. It all started that Harmon noticed Daddy and I like Jeopardy at night. He started going around the house humming the tune. Than he started liking "Wheel of Fortune" and learned letters... he always shouts "E" anytime they call out a letter. One day my Nanny put it on "Deal or No Deal" while they were all eating lunch. Suddenly Harmon took interest and so it sort of became a tradition. At 12:30 he just knows it is coming on and starts shouting "Deal Deal". One day we missed it at getting home late from gymnastics and he cried on the floor shouting "Deal Deal" and refused to eat lunch. Than Daddy realizing that this was something both of them could get into they started watching it on night on the Game Show Network while he fed the twins. Now it is spilling over into "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". He also likes "The Price is Right" in the mornings but not as much as the other shows.
We need to stop this from escalationg... or one day he might run away to Hollywood and turn into Howie Mandel. I wonder if they have Game Show Addicts Anonymous?