Watching TV is one of the entertainment ways for children in summer vacation, but for many families, parents are busy working, and children usually stay at home by themselves, so that children often watch TV all morning, which not only seriously affects their eyesight, but also easily become addicted if they are attracted to TV, do homework or do other things easily absent-minded. So how do parents prevent their children from watching TV during holidays?
It’s not good for children to watch TV for too long. There are many disadvantages:
Watching TV for too long will affect the development of the child’s body, for example, it will deform the child’s spine and reduce vision. At the same time, children will also be lack of necessary outdoor sports, and can not develop the coordination ability of body movement.
Television deprives children of the ability to think and ask questions. When children watch TV, they only receive TV content passively and unidirectionally, and have no interaction with the outside world. In particular, some advertisements on TV will lead to misunderstandings of children’s ideas, which will make children unable to think about the problem itself from the beginning to the end, and only willing to solve the problem in the most effortless way.
Watching too much TV can also affect children’s interaction with their peers. Because children watch TV at home every day, the chance to play with their partners will be greatly reduced. Without peer interaction, children’s communication ability can not be improved.
How to deal with TV fans
In view of the phenomenon that children love watching TV, here are some suggestions, which may enlighten you.
1. Set the rules for watching TV in advance and make a rule for watching TV first, which can reduce the disputes between parents and children. For example, make an agreement with your child on the premise that you can’t watch TV when you eat, or you can’t watch your homework that day. At the same time, you can discuss with your child which programs you can watch, the number of times you watch and the time you watch each time. Generally, the time of watching TV for children aged 3-7 is better controlled within 30 minutes; the time of watching TV for children aged 7-12 is better controlled within 30-60 minutes every day.
2. Make a TV card and give the child a certain number of cards every week as the time he enjoys watching TV. For example, you can send him 7 cards, each representing 30 minutes. Every time a child watches half an hour’s TV program, he or she has to take back a card. In this way, children can learn how to use cards on their favorite TV programs, and gradually learn to be responsible for themselves.
3. Don’t treat TV as a baby sitter during the Spring Festival holiday. Parents should buy new year’s products and visit relatives and friends. They are busy, but they can’t leave their children on TV because they have no time to accompany them. On the contrary, children can be invited to share some housework, such as purchasing new year’s goods together, cleaning rooms, preparing dinner, etc. Over time, you’ll find yourself getting closer to your child.
In order to avoid watching TV all the time during the holidays, parents can work out an interesting and rich holiday activity plan with their children. For example, according to the time of the holiday, take the children to carry out activities such as “paper cutting”, “understanding the customs of the Spring Festival”, “outing”, etc., so that the children can experience the fun of the holiday.
Usually, it can also cultivate children’s wide interests, such as reading, sports, etc. In particular, the cultivation of reading interest not only helps children to expand their vocabulary, but also helps to develop their expression ability.
Besides TV, there are many activities that can attract children’s attention, so that children’s attention will not be on TV in the whole episode.
It’s good to watch TV with children properly
In fact, watching TV is not useless. On the contrary, you can make watching TV properly and timely become the ladder of children’s growth. Some good TV programs, such as news and some children’s programs, can also help children broaden their horizons and develop better. You can watch these programs with your children together, and turn watching TV into a way of parent-child communication.
Parents should often take time to watch TV with their children and understand what kind of TV they like to watch. If they find bad TV programs, they should change them appropriately and gently guide them to watch other meaningful TV programs. At the same time, in the process of watching TV with children, we can chat, help children understand some knowledge, analyze some events, and make watching TV a process of communication between parents and children. Often encourage children to express their own opinions on the program, and discuss with each other, so as to really cultivate children’s thinking and expression ability.
Therefore, don’t let children’s holidays become “TV children” during winter vacation. During the holidays, we can also guide children to read more. Every time the child enters the reading room of the library, he will be infected by the learning atmosphere, and then sit down quietly to read. When he comes out, he can exchange the reading content and discuss the stories in the book. 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.