Conducting the study, American experts have found that most parents turn on the TV or videos for children under 2 years, because I read it would help in the development of their baby. In fact, the opposite is true. A high probability that children watching TV will lag behind in development from their peers.
American scientists believe that children can best develop interactions with adults and not with the screen. “Brain development is much more important to play the normal game without the use of electronics. Thus children learn a creative approach to problem solving, develop motor skills and logic,” say the specialists of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“On the instructions of many programs for young children says that they are “educational”, but scientific studies do not substantiate these claims. The television program can be educational only if the child fully understands the content and context. These abilities help children to develop only 2 years,” says the conclusions of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Tips for parents American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Set a time frame of watching TV by children under 2 years, if you can’t. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends not to allow children under 2 years watch television and videos.
- Instead of watching TV play, take in the game of active participation.
- Avoid placing TV in children’s room.
- Remember that too frequent use of technology (television, computer) deprives you of time that could be better spent with children, but also serve as a bad example for kids.
For the first time, the American Academy released the recommendations on television viewing children in 1999. Then babies up to 2 years are not recommended to watch TV and video. Since there are a lot of scientific evidence to support the validity of such advice.