Before the advent of the television age, people learned by reading. Nowadays, information has been digested by TV producers, recombined and packaged, and then sent to the TV screen in front of children. The children just need to sit there and accept as captured audiences. However, parents need to be vigilant. The disadvantages of watching TV for young children outweigh the advantages!
The disadvantages of watching TV for young children outweigh the advantages
For children, especially young children, the disadvantages of television are far greater than the advantages.
For example, it will cause great damage to children’s eyesight, which is easy to increase the probability and degree of myopia; it allows children to immerse in the fictional world and stay away from their peers; some of its adult language, actions and even violence are not really positive demonstration for children’s growth. I’ve heard of an example of a 4-year-old girl who saw an adult kissing her grandmother when she was watching a TV play. The child immediately turned around and kissed her grandmother on the mouth. Grandma was shocked. After that, the family reached a consensus that they could not watch these programs in front of the child.
In fact, if you think about it carefully, how can a standing machine, a unilateral artificial one-way transmission of information, compare with face-to-face communication and games between parents and children, and how can we present more safe content to children through our adults’ active choice? Then some parents will say, we can always let children watch cartoons? I want to say that children can’t watch TV, But we must watch the TV that we have seen in advance, including cartoon, accompanied by adults. If you watch a cartoon for 70 minutes, the children will be quiet and the adults will have time to do their own things. But how good is this cartoon, do adults know?
Therefore, if the attitude of adults is that watching TV can make children quiet, not running around, not making bad friends outside, and at the same time, they can spare time to cook and wash clothes, then such motivation is questionable. Don’t think that when you give your child to TV, you can’t be on the other side. TV is not the baby sitter of the child. TV can’t guarantee that the child can learn to make good friends.
So, what kind of attitude and method should we take to make good use of the advantages of TV and attract children to stay away from TV in a better way?
How to keep children away from TV?
First of all, as parents, if we often watch TV, then when we ban children from watching, we will have no prestige. Parents’ demonstration and example are the objects of children’s observation and learning. Therefore, if adults can stay away from TV, then children can have a sense from childhood: I want to do other things like mom and dad.
Secondly, TV doesn’t mean that you can’t touch it at all, but that there should be a rule and principle. The length of time and content of watching TV should be determined by adults and can’t be destroyed. Adults should implement it first, and children can be guided to do so. How to make rules? I don’t advocate watching TV, including cartoons, for children under 2 years old. Since the age of three, because of kindergarten, there will be other children talking about cartoon animation image, etc., children may be isolated by other children without knowing. So, to allow children to watch TV moderately is to watch the program that adults choose for them within the specified time. We can do this: for example, turn on the TV after finishing the toys by ourselves, see 8:15 from 8:00, and remind him for the first time at 8:10 to tell him, “when your mother calls you in 5 minutes, you should turn off the TV”, and let the child turn it off by himself. Such time limit and early reminder are generally acceptable to children. Of course, the time length can be selected according to the age of children. It can’t be too long. It can be set according to the time when we are familiar with programs such as CCTV children’s program wisdom tree starts and ends. At the end of the day, it must be closed. Adults can’t change channels. When children do this, they must give praise and appreciation.
Again, we can’t insulate children from TV. When our adults turn on the TV, don’t do it. We don’t watch it. We just listen to it casually. Then, let the children know from childhood that this TV has good and bad, we are not obsessed with it. Children don’t care whether they have TV or not. Let the child strive to keep the TV on, he can control himself, not watch or even become addicted.
When children watch TV, even special children’s programs or cartoons, adults must put down their work or labor and accompany them to watch. This can not only cultivate common topics with children, but also help children to explain their content, including moral theory, right and wrong standards.
What do we do with our children without watching TV?
Read. Reading is the best behavior and learning. In the book, children can find themselves, find role models, make imagination and experience happiness. When adults read to their children, it is the most intimate establishment of parent-child relationship. At this point, the TV is cold and can’t do it. What can make children trust and happy more than their parents’ intonation and warm embrace? When we read books, explain and answer questions to children, such communication can benefit children for life.
Let the children stay away from TV, return to his peer group, strengthen his social development, return to nature, contact with beautiful things, which can be used as a good project in holidays, so that the children can enjoy every day.
Therefore, experts say that if you can let children not watch TV before the age of 12, they will benefit for life! That’s all right. If you have any questions about children’s home-based knowledge such as electric shock prevention, please continue to pay attention to Baibai safety net children’s electric shock prevention common sense column.