The neighborhood children who often play with our children are familiar with the messy TV programs. I can’t believe that their parents let them watch this kind of violence and sexual abuse, which has a great impact on children. Therefore, TV is a good friend or a bad friend of children. The key is to choose the right TV program!

The influence of television on children

Experts said that now television has penetrated into every family and become an indispensable thing. TV is not only a medium for adults’ leisure and entertainment, but also the best companion for preschool children. However, this companion may be a good friend or a bad friend.

Children are just like a piece of white paper. They are still in the exploration stage of the external environment. Therefore, any stimulation they can receive at this time is an important beginning for them to experience the external environment. TV experience is helpful for the development of children’s cognitive ability.

It is often seen that the mother feeds the child while the child watches the TV screen. For the TV program, the child does not actively seek the content of watching, but passively understands the image he contacts, so that he can recognize the external environment as soon as possible. Although the children before the age of three can’t understand the content of TV programs, what to do or what is meaningful, the changes of sound, light, image and shape in the picture are easy to attract the children’s attention. In particular, advertising films, short broadcast time and vivid and interesting pictures, attract children’s attention and interest.

However, experts also pointed out that since children are in the stage of sharp image sound and light stimulation and full of curiosity about the picture, if children are allowed to form a habit of sitting in front of the TV to watch, they will be deeply influenced by TV in terms of cognition, personality building and learning development. In addition, if children watch TV too long every day, it will not only affect the development of body movement skills, but also reduce the learning opportunities of interpersonal interaction.

Therefore, how to choose and arrange the content, quality and time control of TV programs depends more on the wisdom of parents.

Bad programs affect children’s mind

Under the guidance of a wide range of TV programs and market interests, the dynamic and content of the programs tend to be standardized, that is, the programs lack innovation and inspiration. Experts say that in many TV programs, some types of TV programs have a negative impact on children. Such as: violent tendency; pornography; vulgarity; the nature of threatening harm, etc.

Many studies show that such TV programs have adverse effects on preschool children. Because of the strong plasticity of early childhood, the external environment is full of curiosity. In the case of analysis and thinking ability is not perfect, imitating the content of TV programs will affect their behavior, language, thinking and attitude performance. And according to the findings, children who watch TV programs for a long time do not have sustained cognitive growth.

How to choose TV programs

Therefore, experts also remind parents that TV may be a good friend, more likely to be a bad friend. How to carefully choose TV programs suitable for children to watch, and how to make TV an auxiliary tool for children’s language stimulation, as well as another bridge between parents and children, rather than an electronic nanny, depends on parents’ wisdom.

1. Filter TV program content first

First of all, parents must watch every TV program that their children like several times. Don’t be too arbitrary and think that cartoon must be something that their children like and suitable to watch. Some foreign cartoon programs are too violent or the plot is too absurd for children to watch. Therefore, when choosing TV programs for children, it is necessary to understand the content of the programs they watch.

2. Watch with children

When children watch TV, they may as well put down the things at hand and sit down to watch with them; or they may try to ask the children, where are the programs they watch now more interesting? Or try to arrange the whole family to watch TV together, which can not only promote the relationship between parents and children, but also guide children in time and acquire effective knowledge.

3. Pay attention to the time of watching TV

Some parents only pay attention to the control of time and the cooperation of daily life, but ignore whether the time and the content of TV programs are suitable for children to watch.

4. Discuss with children

When watching TV, parents can discuss the content with their children. If some content in the program is not appropriate, you can also timely tell your child’s parents the reasons for opposition. On the one hand, let children feel the care and attention of their parents, and also give them the opportunity to express their opinions and preferences.

Conclusion: TV may be a good friend, more likely to be a bad friend. How to carefully choose the TV programs suitable for children to watch, and how to make TV a supplementary tool for children’s language stimulation, and another bridge for parent-child interaction, rather than electronic nanny, depends on the wisdom of parents. Baibai safety net’s knowledge about children’s home electric shock prevention is still being updated. Please lock in our relevant columns!