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Television and Child Development

Television is known to play a significant role in a child’s life. Studies have shown that exposure to television has been linked to

  • Attention disorder

  • Sleep problems

  • Behavior problems

  • Long term effect on social development, academic achievement, and classroom engagement.

What can parents do?

  • Talk to your child, ask them about their day, or tell them about your day. Engage them in various interactions.

  • Sing to your children, it will be exciting for them to hear different tones, pitched, and other kinds of noises.

  • A parent can count new and different objects and also let your baby touch them. Babis are known to learn basic mathematical concepts by watching you count.

  • Know what your kids are watching, even if a program gets violent you can explain the context.

On the other hand, some of the positive aspects are

  • It contributes to personality development

  • Encourages creativity with a lot of content on drawing, music which stimulates the mind and encourages them to do something of their interests

  • Educational and informative channel content leads to growth in emotional and mental awareness.

  • Limited Tv time surely keeps them engaged but also helps in cognitive development.

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