We know that TV and video game machines are very attractive to children. Children’s thinking analysis ability is poor and imitation is strong. In the long run, children are only interested in TV programs, indifferent to the surrounding things, become lonely, and serious abnormal psychological state may appear. And the research found that: television and language development! Let’s get to know!

TV is related to language development

According to a survey of American families, about 30% of them have the habit of not watching or turning on TV. This kind of habit will affect the development of language ability and brain development. The researchers warned that adults should not use TV as a “tool” to coax infants. TV can not only take care of infants, but also reduce the direct communication between infants and adults, thus affecting infants’ cognitive ability.

To find out the relationship between television and language development, researchers surveyed 329 infants and their parents, aged 2 to 4 years old, who were equipped with digital instruments to record what they heard and said every day. It turns out that every hour the TV is on, the number of words children hear from adults will be reduced by 500-1000. The more TV we watch, the less the number and length of children’s pronunciation, and the less interaction with adults. If the baby watches too much TV before the age of 2, it will not only lead to the slow expression of language, but also lead to the lack of concentration, cognitive retardation and brain development. Professor Christakis, an expert in child behavior at the University of Washington, explains that this is because language development is a key factor in brain development in infants and young children.

Professor Christakis said that through the recording of children’s speech ability, it was found that audio-visual products such as TV and even DVD hindered the language development of infants. As long as you can hear the sound of TV, TV will reduce the number of sounds and words children hear, reduce their chances of speaking, and then reduce the number of words they learn. The findings will be published in the June issue of the archives of pediatric and adolescent medicine.

In fact, there are numerous hazards caused by long-term watching TV: for example, if children watch TV for a long time, it will cause myopia, farsightedness, strabismus and inattention; TV will deprive children of their thinking; if they pay too much attention to TV, they will ignore their toys and children, and will not communicate with others, or even have “TV autism”. But the latest U.S. study shows that not only watching TV, but also children’s prolonged exposure to it can cause harm. This is a wake-up call for us. Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 2 years old do not watch TV, and older children do not watch TV for more than 2 hours every day.

Therefore, if parents have the conditions to accompany their children to watch TV, it is better to devote their time and energy to helping their children put their extracurricular life on more colorful and meaningful things. If you want to expand your children’s knowledge and vision through watching TV, it’s better to read books and newspapers together with him, go to museums and exhibitions together, and go to nature observation and exploration together. 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.