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Pokmon and Beyond Imagine for a moment a little boy lifting his sleepy little head off his Pokemon pillowcase climbing reluctantly out from underneath his warm Pokemon blanket exchanging from his Pokemon pajamas into his favorite Pokemon T-shirt drinking his morning juice from his beloved Pokemon cup All the while he is making his way into the family den to watch his favorite cartoon Pokemon A typical day begins like this for children in households all over the country Evidence of the Pokemon phenomenon is everywhere on television in movie theaters at fast-food restaurants and in products of every conceivable type There are Pokemon videos toys books software videogames trading cards school supplies clothing and toiletries The Pokemon brand is a five billion dollar industry worldwide The prosperity of Pokemon has attracted negative attention from parents educators and childhood experts Labeling a product either good or bad on the basis of profit is wrong The worth of a toy should be determined by the educational value for a child rather than monetary profits The only downside to Pokemons success is its success The Pokemon rage has spread like wildfire through schools and communities by word of mouth the old fashioned way Although scarce advertisements for Pokemon appeal to the need for affiliation the need to achieve and the need to dominate The whole Pokemon fantasy is cognitively engaging for the targeted audience of children from six to fourteen years old Parents should be quick to see the positive benefits of Pokemon for their children by looking beyond the promotional craze While Pokemon mania is seizing the attention of kids across the nation kids culture has been doing this for a long time There have always been kiddy crazes For example in the 50s the hit television show Davy Crockett set off a coonskin cap craze During the 60s children everywhere watched Howdy Doody
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