Now we will see that many children who are addicted to TV lack initiative in their life. Their excessive attention to TV makes them ignore their toys and children, and watch programs that are not suitable for them in front of the TV. Do parents know? Reading promotes imagination, TV confines imagination!
Reading promotes imagination
● when investigating the four indicators of “creative imagination”, “fluency of thinking”, “flexibility of thinking” and “originality”, it was found that the length of watching TV was negatively correlated with “originality”; while the reading time was positively correlated with “creativity”, “flexibility” and “fluency”.
● analyze that TV programs are spread by simple audio-visual symbols. The characters are intuitive and vivid, and the content and plot are often coherent and complete. The viewers can collect all the documents without any conversion and processing in their minds, which is easy to ossify the originality and flexibility of children’s creative imagination.
Books are based on language or static pictures. Children who have not yet developed abstract thinking need to transform the description of words into specific images in their minds when they read books. They need to creatively integrate their own life experience to make them unique. The flexibility and originality of children’s creative imagination are also developed in this process of active construction.
● it is suggested that when children watch TV programs or read books and magazines, parents can consciously ask some predictive questions, encourage children to ask questions about the progress of the story, or guide them to design different endings for the story, find solutions to various problems, etc., which is beneficial to improve the efficiency of children’s use of media information and the development of creative imagination.
Lack of guidance on contact
In the survey, 12.56% of children were accompanied by adults while watching TV, and only 32.37% of parents could always guide or accompany children to read.
● the analysis of the accompanying and guidance of adults in the process of children’s media use is still quite lacking, which leads to children’s lack of selection and filtering of negative media, while it is difficult to effectively absorb and use positive media information.
It is suggested that guiding children to use media correctly, giving full play to the positive role of media contact and limiting its negative role should be the focus of cultivating children’s creative imagination.
Growth needs more “blank”
According to the survey of children’s parents in 11 kindergartens of different grades in this city, the media with the highest frequency and the longest time for children’s exposure is television, which is about 5.42 days a week and 63 minutes a day; books and periodicals, which are about 4.47 days a week and 30.6 minutes a day, are the second most frequently contacted. The number of children exposed to broadcasting and recording has decreased significantly compared with the post-90s.
According to the analysis of Zuo Zhihong, Xi juzhe and Li Bingqing of Xinzha Road Kindergarten of East China Normal University, the presentation of TV pictures is always changing rapidly, the story is moving forward quickly and smoothly, and the children often stare at each other when watching. However, the reading situation is quite different. Children can freely control the speed of their own reading, and can read the same book or even the same page repeatedly, which provides them with sufficient time to fully understand the story content, fill in the plot “blank”, and supplement the characters’ language actions.
It is suggested that first, the media contact time of children should be regulated and allocated reasonably, so as to teach and enjoy; second, the reading time should be appropriately extended, the reading amount increased, and the watching time shortened accordingly, which should be a beneficial choice.
So for the sake of children’s health, please let children return to books, say goodbye to TV, and create their imagination! If you are interested in children’s home electric shock prevention knowledge, please go to this safety net to find relevant information.