Fast-paced television program is not conducive to children’s growth

Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis and pediatricians found that if the television screen switching interval is less than three seconds, for example, fast-paced entertainment or violent content of television programs, will increase the likelihood of children’s inattention appear later.

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Playing on grocery store cooking show, I (the original author) baby turned round like an owl staring at the chef on the screen making crab cakes. TV can be said everywhere, except the people at home, on the road, on airplanes, cars and restaurants can see the TV screen.

Yale sociologist Nicholas Christakis and pediatricians in the 2011’s TED Talk was that “We are at an unprecedented change in technology of today’s children’s childhood.” In his speech, he pointed to the “Baby Einstein” This file program in a segment –20 second time scene transformed seven times, great people watching stumbled kids is looking confused.

Christakis found that if the television screen switching interval is less than three seconds, for example, fast-paced entertainment or violent content of television programs, will increase the likelihood of children’s inattention appear later; however, watch the slow-paced educational program is not there is such a risk. Generally neonatal brain weight of about 333 grams – in the first two years of life, brain weight will be increased to three times that number. Such an amazing human brain development speed is the only time in life – so this time is critical for infant development.

Other researchers believe that the switching time than the screen on the television broadcast of the content is more important for child development. Studies have shown that three-quarters of children under two years old will be watching TV, but will watch a lot of TV. Infant and toddler children watched an average of 1.5 hours of television a day, and 5.5 hours a day in a TV broadcast environment. Only nine hours one day because the baby is awake, the rest of the time sleeping, 5.5 hours means that the baby is awake most of the time be able to see or hear the TV.

A study on children in early August to watch different television programs made the assessment of the effect. University of Iowa Children’s Media Lab researchers said in the report, certain types of TV programs can increase children’s vocabulary and language skills.

The researchers selected 498 age of 8 months to 36 months of age, and found that the story has a hero, and there is a slower-paced program can improve the baby’s vocabulary, vocabulary than watching these babies other program type ( such as Sesame Street) baby more. Problem is that some educational programs which filled with too much information, too fast switching.

So watch too much fast-paced television programs will slow the brain development of children, they will spend more time to read emotions. “Computers and Human Behavior,” a study published in the journal for some sixth-grade children five days without contact with any modern technology products, results of the study found that children’s ability to understand human emotions play phone watch TV than regular kids playing computer They improved a lot.

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