When the child can begin to watch TV

When the child can begin to watch TV

When it is possible to allow the child to watch TV? Whether watching television is harmful to the kid? These and other questions are asked to themselves by parents.

Whether it is possible to watch TV aged from 0 up to 3 years?

According to World Health Organization, parents need to impose a ban on viewing telecasts for the child up to three years. It will help to keep mental health of the kid. Your child develops in communication with parents, but not with the TV screen. The loud sound, fluent speech, flashing of shots and other "delights" of the TV will negatively affect sight of the child, nervous system of the kid. Such overload can result in hyperactivity, lag in development and to other violations of the central nervous system.

Viewing commercials is also dangerous. Especially during feeding of the child. It does harm to digestive system of your child.

Viewing telecasts for the child of 3-7 years

When your tot is 3 years old, allow it to watch the Soviet animated film, or transfer about animals. Choosing transfers for viewing you remember that children compare themselves with favourite heroes and want to resemble them. Offer the child for viewing movies with the heroes personifying good, justice, love and care. 

Try to watch TV together with the child and to comment on all events on the screen. So the kid to benefit at most from what was seen. Limit viewing time for 20 - 30 minutes a day. It is the safe duration of viewing. The maximum allowed duration of viewing – 40-50 minutes a day with a break. 

Consequences of excessive communication of the child with the TV

1. Lag in a speech development. Scientists proved that the child during viewing the telecast does not perceive the speech, and only monitors the pictures replacing each other. Speech skills of the kid are capable to develop only in communication with other person.  

2. Emptiness, the need for new animated films and games from the screen.

3. Hyperactivity, impossibility to perceive information aurally, a deficiency syndrome of attention, absent-mindedness.

4. Not desire to be engaged in any activity. The child gets used to press the button and to wait for a new portion of entertainments. He does not wish to act itself, and passively expects. 

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team