TV is an important tool to spread culture and information. TV programs are rich in education and entertainment, but also the source of knowledge. Many parents have always thought that watching TV is very harmful to children’s brain, but a discovery is surprising. Is watching TV helpful for children’s learning? Let’s have a look!

Children watching TV can improve their intelligence

The study found that children who watch TV for three hours or more a day have significantly better academic performance than those who watch less TV. Some parents’ other regulations to improve their children’s performance, such as sleeping regularly and eating regularly, have less effect than watching TV.

Many parents have been emphasizing for years that watching too much TV can affect their children’s brains. Now, however, a study has come to the opposite conclusion: children who watch more TV every day can significantly outperform their classmates who watch less TV. The study also found that other rules parents make to improve their children’s performance, such as sleeping regularly and eating regularly, played a relatively small role.

People often condemn watching TV as distracting, but experiments at the University of London have shown that children who watch TV for three hours or more a day are three months ahead of other children in mental development. Dr Alice Sullivan, who led the study at the University of London’s School of education, said the findings of the television study were truly unexpected. But she stressed that the educational significance of watching TV for children has been underestimated, and that watching TV should not be regarded as distracting: “watching TV enables children to expand their vocabulary at home.”

This study is a series of research analysis on the opinion of politicians such as David Cameron that “parents’ teaching technology can affect children’s learning and growth more than social environment”. It uses data from a long-term project called the Millennium Cohort study, which tracks the births of 11000 seven-year-olds in the UK.

After comparing children of the same social class, researchers found that regular eating time can lead their reading and writing ability by six weeks; going to bed regularly can lead their brain power by two months; and watching more TV every day can lead their children’s intelligence development by three months.

In addition, scientists have come to an overall conclusion: “the level of education of social class, especially parents, is the decisive factor in determining the development of children.” If parents are in stable, high paying jobs, their children’s brain intelligence level will be one year ahead of that of their parents in non-technical positions. Frank Furedi, a professor of sociology at the University of Kent, said: “parents’ intuition is just to tell them that there are better things to do than watch TV.”

People often condemn watching TV as distracting, but experiments at the University of London have shown that children who watch TV for three hours or more a day are three months ahead of other children in mental development. Dr Alice Sullivan, who led the study at the University of London’s School of education, said the findings of the television study were truly unexpected. But she stressed that the educational significance of watching TV for children has been underestimated, and that watching TV should not be regarded as distracting: “watching TV enables children to expand their vocabulary at home.” “If young people don’t have television in their lives, it’s hard for them to be comprehensive,” said Sue Palmer, a literary expert

It can be seen from the above articles that the researchers found that children’s watching TV is not groundless. Of course, we still need to emphasize that the right way for children to watch TV is the most important. 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.