How to treat children watching TV
Today, television has a huge impact on our children. On average, every American watchs TV for four hours a day. According to this ratio, by the age of sixty-five, a typical American will spend nine years watching TV.
Most children will not really watch TV until they are 18 months old. After that, you can allow your toddler to watch TV for a little while. From the point of view of most people, watching TV for about an hour a day is enough. You want to ensure that watching TV time is balanced with more active interactions such as reading, dancing and singing with your child.
Remember, your young child can't learn like you. He needs to explore the connection of brain neuronal cells through active exploration. Watching TV is a relatively passive activity that is very addictive.
Watching too much TV will result in:
2. The grade is not good.
3. Lack of imaginative games.
4. Poor reading ability.
5. Weaker social skills.
Finding a show that is right for your child may not be that easy. The American Children's TV Network will produce programs that you and your child like. Concerts, programs about nature, and educational programs can help children understand the letters, numbers, songs, and behaviors that you ultimately want him to learn, and they will enrich your child's life. For toddlers, the best programs are short, slow-paced and contain active activities such as dancing and singing.
Children who watch violence programs may:
1. Get used to violence.
2. Imitate the violence they see.
3. Identify the perpetrator or victim
4. More fear of the world in which he lives.
5. Think of violence as a way to solve problems.
To help you develop a healthy habit of watching TV at home, here are some tips from the American Association for Early Childhood Education:
1. Plan the range of your family watching TV. Give your child the opportunity to watch TV content under your guidance. Establish and adhere to reasonable limits.
2. Move the TV to a room that is not your home life center.
3. Give your toddlers fun and constructive activities, such as reading to him, using kitchen supplies to play house games, outdoor games, coloring games, plasticine games, finger games and dancing. These games will help your child develop in all aspects and distract her attention, making her less inclined to watch TV.
4. Watch TV with your child and talk about the shows you watch together. Explain, comment on the shows you are watching and give your opinion.
5. Discuss commercial advertising with your child. Young children tend to believe what they see on television, and they have no ability to judge the information that affects others. Point out the mistakes made by the actors in the advertisements or the gimmicks of the words. Help your child develop important thinking skills through examples. Record your child's favorite shows and remove bad commercials.
Other suggestions that may help you arrange your home TV show:
1. Avoid using TV as a “child's nanny.”
2. Prevent TV from becoming an overly important issue. Don't treat TV as a bribe or reward, and don't take it as a punishment.
3. Only turn on the TV when someone is watching. Avoid turning TV into the background sound of your family.
4. Discuss the content in the TV show. You can enhance the theme in your show by talking to your child, telling stories, and playing house.
You can use TV as a tool for entertainment and education, but don't let it take full control of your family life. Limit your toddler's time watching TV and choose the right program for him, so that TV only enriches the child's development, rather than rule the child's development.