Obviously, screens are really helpful when it comes to babysitting. It gets the job done when you are busy at work, tired or need some me time.
But, if you are regularly using TV so you can complete stuff, you’re really shaping your kid’s mind with the goal that he will be LESS ready to engage himself over time. It is better to find a babysitter or a preschool for a few hours a day. You are paying a high cost by keeping him busy with TV while risking his brain development.
A kid’s mind is designed to develop gradually by engaging with the real world, excess of digital content blocks the imagination of kids.
Computers are definitely better than TVs because they’re engaging yet good for learning. It is recommended by the experts that you should take some time to introduce computers to kids because computer games are addicting and they don’t help in mental development.
Once a kid is exposed to TV or Smartphone, he keeps himself busy in front of a screen. In many cases parents provide their kids a mobile device to keep them playing and they find it helpful. This practice is making their kids addicted with screens.
There are many creative and smart solutions to keep the kids busy and keep the learning curve high at the same time. We engage kids with music, dancing, baking, sewing, weaving, modelling, drawing, painting and woodwork to keep them busy while they learn new things at the same time.
Books seems to be a boring method of learning and engagement for kids these days. We use smartbooks at our schools to maintain the learning and engagement curve at the same time.
Get your kids out of screens and let them explore this physical world. Everything has a positive and negative aspect, so has TV. Use it wisely and don’t let your kids get addicted.