Children love to watch TV, actually they love to watch cartoons. Sometimes they forget to get off the couch and do something again.
What are the consequences of watching too much TV? What if you watch more than an hour? Dr. Firdevs Gunes has the right answers for you.
Dr. Firdevs Gunes is dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Bartin in northern Turkey. She says many parents allow their children to watch cartoons for several hours every day, as they complete their obligations and children are busy enough to not disturb them. After sitting in front of the television for a while Dean says children gradually become aggressive, that behavior changes drastically, have signs of sleep disorder and attention is often distracted.
One of the programs they watch, adverse effects on their physical and psychological development and also leaves marks on communication skills. Cartoons in fact have a positive impact on child development, but if the limit is reached the opposite effect takes place instead.
She also says it is better to encourage them to read a book, look at the pictures in books or possibly parents have to sit down and start playing with them. This type of activities to improve child development at a high level.
Watching television should be advised parents or program can finally sit down and watch with them. Some studies state that if a child is under 3 years old and watching TV will have difficulties in speech development because at that age they can not follow the course of events and focus on color, light and the change of voice. They imitate what they see, so wish can fly, hit someone as their heroes.
Children under 6 years old should not watch TV more than an hour or 2.
According to Dr. Gunes you as a parent have to have 3 house rules.
also tells all parents worldwide to spend more time with their children and encourage creatively, play with them and let them make their own decisions.
“teach them to think critically” – she says