TV programs cater to children’s cognitive characteristics at this stage because of their bright colors and fast screen switching. Therefore, many parents report that their children love watching TV, especially cartoons and advertisements. It’s not nearly the summer vacation. Some parents are so anxious that they want to control their children’s watching TV, but the wrong way can’t achieve the goal.
Case: Jiajia is a 4-year-old TV fan. From Monday to Friday, as long as she comes home from kindergarten, she will skillfully hold the remote control and watch TV for an hour and a half while her mother is cooking. After dinner, I usually watch cartoons for a while before I take a bath and go to bed under my mother’s supervision. By the end of the week, the first thing she opened her eyes was to turn on the TV. Every time, she had to go out with her parents to give up. If it happens that mom and Dad don’t have time to take her out on this day, then the TV will almost start from early to before noon
It’s going to be summer vacation. My mother thought, if Jiajia watches TV all day, she will become a couch potato? So, she drew up a “TV agreement” for Jiajia: one hour of painting or handwork, one hour of swimming and no more than two hours of watching TV every day. If you can’t follow the rules, shorten your TV watching time And then to my grandparents to finish.
After the first week, Jiajia compressed her swimming and painting time for various reasons, such as being too hot outside, running out of red crayons, and even sitting in a small chair with a sore buttock. Of course, watching TV has become a natural activity to fill the spare time. Now, more than half of the summer vacation, Jiajia is languid and languid because she spends a long time in the sofa watching TV. In addition, because we can’t consume energy every day, and it turns into unreasonable power, we often create various causes to vent our emotions and consume physical strength
Experts comment: the reason why the “TV agreement” made by the mother for Jiajia becomes totally different in the bargaining of her daughter is that the “agreement” has many defects, such as the monotonous summer vacation life arranged for her children, almost all of them are at home; and the TV time as punishment has no clear standard, etc. In fact, the more explicit and specific the parents and children’s regulations are, the easier it is to implement them. If the regulations can be interpreted in many ways, it is not easy to implement them accurately.
To control children’s infatuation with TV in summer vacation, “TV agreement” should be reasonable!
Segment control is more effective
It’s better to turn off the TV and rest for 30 minutes after watching 30 minutes or 2 episodes of cartoons than to stipulate that you should watch no more than 2 hours of TV every day. The total time of the whole day shall not exceed 2 hours, and the rest time must be completely off the TV. This can not only control children’s eye use time, so as to avoid eye fatigue, but also allow children to do other sports during the rest time, temporarily forget about TV. Tip: if parents don’t stiffly interrupt their children’s enjoyment of watching TV, they will be able to implement the plan more smoothly according to the specified time. For example, 30 minutes is a time period for watching TV. Parents can remind their children of “5 minutes left” at 25:00. When it’s time, they can postpone it for another two or three minutes, and then turn off the TV completely.
How to issue TV tickets
Each day, the child will be given 4 TV tickets for 30 minutes, which will be arranged by the child himself. The tickets will be handed in when watching. However, after the tickets are used up, they can’t watch any more. It’s better to make TV tickets with children: cut the picture paper into small squares, draw beautiful patterns, and then let the children press their own small fingerprints to tell the children that this is a sign of his commitment. In this way, in order to save TV tickets, children will watch less or not watch those programs that can be watched or not watched, and control their watching time.
Tip: you may as well equip your child with a cute cartoon timer, which will make your child more interested in controlling TV watching time.
Adopt quantitative rewards
We can try some reward methods to motivate children to implement the regulations. For example, if you swim 6 laps a day, you can exchange 5 minutes of TV watching time for every 2 laps; if you draw 1 hour a day, you can exchange 5 minutes of TV watching time for more than 30 minutes, and so on. In general, children will be happy to participate in such games.
Tip: you can often check your child’s eyesight by playing games, especially after watching TV. This can make children feel the harm of vision loss and the importance of protecting vision. Zi Jun
Remind children to watch less TV
● arrange more activities for summer vacation, such as summer camp, summer care class, etc., to guide children to take a more vivid holiday.
● it’s better not to let the environment of watching TV be too comfortable. If there is no spacious sofa and soft cushion, maybe children are more likely to leave the TV.
● don’t provide snacks for watching TV. TV and snacks are a combination of demons, which will make children watch TV all day unconsciously.
In a word, if you want to control your children’s infatuation with TV in summer vacation, the TV agreement should be reasonable. I hope you can read this article to help. If you are interested in children’s home electric shock prevention knowledge, please go to this safety net to find relevant information.