If children love watching TV, they are born! I absolutely don’t believe that. But why do so many children like watching TV now? It’s easy to spend time watching TV, because there are no or few partners, and TV has become a small partner. So, what should parents do when there is an “antenna baby” at home?
What about a little TV fan at home?
1. Limit viewing time
If the baby is less than 2 years old, try not to let him watch TV. If you do plan to allow him to watch TV, divide his watching time into 10-15 minutes. Beyond this time, his brain will be distracted. Between the age of two or three, the baby is limited to watching TV for a total of one hour every day, which is a long time for an active child. You shouldn’t play TV in your baby’s bedroom either. Turn it off when you eat.
2. Choose peaceful and quiet programs
Watch slow-paced programs, so that the baby has time to think about what he is watching and absorb the information. A lot of random actions, such as martial arts / Adventure cartoons, will only confuse the baby. In addition, some studies show that children who watch violent scenes on TV are more likely to show aggressive behavior. We should also avoid scary programs and choose simple programs that emphasize interaction. It’s the best program to stimulate your baby to make a sound, speak, sing and dance.
3. Try to watch TV with your baby
A recent study looked at three groups of children: one group was able to watch TV without restriction; one group was able to watch TV for an appropriate amount of time without the company of parents; and the other group was able to watch TV moderately with the company of one parent. In the last group, the children’s academic performance was significantly better than that of the other two groups. To accompany the baby is to tell him: “everything you do is very important to me.”. Of course, we all have to use TV or DVD as baby sitter, but if you leave your child in front of TV for a long time, it will send him a signal that you don’t care what he looks at. If possible, bring clothes or other work that needs to be folded to the baby’s TV room, so that you can watch while you are working, and watching TV becomes an activity that you both enjoy together.
4. Teach your baby to watch TV with discrimination
Explain to your baby as much as possible what’s on TV and what’s on the ad and what’s the difference. Encourage him to ask questions and connect the content of the show with his life. If you have a video recorder, consider cataloging the festival so that you can watch it at the time you choose, pause, discuss the program with your baby, and fast forward the ads.
The above is how to deal with the small “TV fans” in the home introduced by Baibai safety net. I hope parents can guide their children to watch TV in the right way. 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.