Mothers all feel that it’s not easy to take their baby. When they feel tired, some mothers will put their baby in front of the TV, so the little guy will be honest for a while, but unconsciously, the relationship between the baby and the “TV nanny” is getting closer and closer and inseparable. But according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s harmful for children under 2 years old to watch TV!
TV is harmful to children under 2 years old
The American Academy of Pediatrics published its findings this month that television is harmful to children under two years of age, both as a background broadcast and as an educational tool. Children under two don’t understand what’s on TV. It’s just a light box that makes people sleepy.
Now, TV, DVD, computer video and so on have flooded every corner of our lives. On average, 12-month-old babies need to watch one or two hours of programs every day. Touch screen displays like the iPad have also become baby toys. Let your baby watch TV in the evening, maybe it can make your baby fall asleep faster, but it may cause sleep disorders and irregular sleep later. A three project follow-up survey conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1999 showed that the longer the time spent watching TV, the later the development of children’s language ability.
Similarly, television may be associated with children’s attention problems. “No one can read story books or play games with children 24 hours a day. Playing alone is very important for children. They will learn to solve problems, use their imagination, think creatively and enjoy themselves.”
When it comes to interactive electronic products that babies can play, such as iPads, researchers think that research in this area has just begun to be inconclusive “When children’s software or programs appear, they always claim to” teach for fun, develop intelligence “, but there is no evidence, and they need to speak with science.”
Selectively let children watch TV
Experts say that babies around one and a half years old are in the development stage of vision, hearing organs and nervous system, so they especially like colorful colors and sounds. TV advertisements are bright in color, exquisite in picture, fast in change, strong in visual impact, which can be said to be colorful, so babies generally like to watch advertisements.
For this type of baby, the best time to watch TV is 2-10 minutes. It is suggested that mothers form the habit of listening to stories before sleeping for their babies. While fully enjoying the warm parent-child time, the babies also learn a lot of knowledge. There are more ingenious ways, for example, if the baby likes to watch “Teletubbies”, he can turn over the picture books of relevant contents, so that the number of times the baby watches TV will be significantly reduced; moreover, the mother can buy some small toys and dolls, and interpret the story in the cartoon in front of the baby, and add some new contents from time to time, so as to exercise the treasure All the perception and expression of Bao.
For dependent children, they tend to be quiet and passive in temperament type, introverted and withdrawn. They like to be alone and do not like games with strong activity. Such children are very persistent in what they want to do. Watching TV makes them indulge in the inner rich world without being disturbed, which makes them more lonely.
In this case, mothers can let their children do more manual games and outdoor activities. Parents should not leave their children on TV because they have no time to accompany them. On the contrary, we can let children share some housework, such as helping mom peel beans, preparing dinner together, cleaning toys, etc., and we can also play some physical activity games with children, such as hide cat and so on.
In addition, children can watch TV selectively. For example, children can choose some children’s programs suitable for their age, such as Teletubbies, garden babies and other films for young children. There is no purpose of “education”, but to see the world from the perspective of children. Vivid pictures and lovely shapes provide children with a lot of visual beauty and perceptual experience, so as to achieve the “nature education” of the baby.
To sum up, parents should arrange their children’s activities as well as possible so that children don’t have to use TV to fill the time gap. Such as getting up, eating three meals, snacks, going to bed, lunch break, outdoor activities, indoor activities, story telling, building block time and playing time with children, etc., it is necessary to have rules and enrich the children’s life. If you want to know more about electric shock prevention for children at home, please continue to pay attention to the recent update of Baibai safety net.