Nowadays, a lot of children are addicted to playing electronic products, largely because no one accompanies them, or their parents seldom accompany them, or even their parents actively provide their children with “electronic nannies”. &However, overuse of electronic products by children may bring incalculable consequences!
Watch out for electronic devices that weaken children’s learning ability
Researchers at Boston University School of medicine in the United States have warned people that the public knows that TV and video will have a negative impact on young children. However, there is a general lack of awareness about the impact of mobile devices on preschool children’s brain.
Using a tablet or smartphone to distract a child could harm their “social emotional development,” the researchers warn.
“If these devices are used as the main way to pacify and distract children, can they still establish their own self-regulation mechanism?” Asked the scientist.
The researchers also found that children under the age of three who use interactive screens also weaken their ability to learn mathematics and science.
Jenny radsky, a clinical lecturer in developmental behavioral pediatrics at Boston University School of medicine, published the team’s findings in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She urged parents to increase “direct people to people interaction” with their children.
Lardsky encourages parents to arrange more “no plug-in” family interaction. She said young children could benefit from “specially arranged family moments” (i.e. moments of enjoying family life without any TV programs or mobile devices).
The researchers pointed out that although there is a large number of professional evidence that the learning effect of children less than 30 months old through TV and video is not as good as that of people’s interaction, there is no relevant investigation and demonstration on whether the interactive learning effect of children and mobile devices is also not as good as that of people’s interaction.
Radsky questions whether using smartphones and tablets will hinder children’s ability to build empathy, master problem-solving skills and build a foundation for interaction with others? After all, these abilities can only be learned through free play and playing with peers.
The researchers found that building blocks was more helpful than interactive electronic devices in children’s mathematical enlightenment.
“Electronic devices may deprive children of hands-on behavior, which is essential for the development of sensory and visual motor skills, which are indispensable for the application of mathematics and science,” radsky said
There is evidence that early childhood TV programs such as sesame street, as well as e-books and literacy software on mobile devices, which have been studied for many times, can help children read and improve their reading comprehension, but these benefits are only for pre-school children who are going to primary school.
Thus, the emergence of electronic products has distracted children’s attention, which is undoubtedly detrimental to children. In addition, the use of electronic products will damage the development of skills needed for mathematics and natural science learning. 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.