[Learning English for Kids - Watch television in English]
I have seen students write beautiful essays with advanced concepts and English abilities, but have realized that they sometimes lack the ability to hold naturally-flowing conversations. Reading allows you access to new knowledge and helps you solidify your reading and writing in English.
More often than not, however, reading may not successfully address the issue regarding the practical application of this new-found knowledge. There are a variety of television shows that are probably not too beneficial towards learning English. But shows on channels such as the Disney Channel and Cartoon Network can provide a fun and entertaining way for younger students to familiarize themselves with the spoken aspect of English. But make sure you don't overdo it!