TV in our time has become an integral part of life. Modern gadgets – tablets, smartphones, laptops – are also available in almost every home. And, of course, many animated series on various children’s channels on television and video in Internet portals.
How old can you watch cartoons?
I am generally in favor of not letting the child watch cartoons for as long as possible. When I was little, I watched everything, without even noticing how aggressive the behavior of the cartoon characters was and what a horrible plot sometimes was.
Becoming a mother, I involuntarily began to draw my attention to this, and I wanted to isolate the child from this aggression. TV in our house plays the role of the background and therefore is almost always on. We tried to include children’s channels with kind and instructive programs and cartoons, but the daughter didn’t like watching everything for the benefit of everyone for more than one minute. She liked to go about her business more and not let me be bored.
Closer to the year, she already began to ask her to include cartoons, but again she did not watch them at all, but the channel could not be switched, even if we were in another room. I got acquainted with television, it is early, but it happened with us.
Some friends boasted that they had a lot of free time. Like, put the child, turn on the cartoon about the girl and the bear and the child for an hour or longer simply not. You can spend time on household chores, yourself, or do hairstyles for your daughter who sits motionless in front of the TV.
I am against this, and in our house some cartoons are simply banned. Dad tried a couple of times to include them, but for this he was reprimanded.
What cartoons I have excluded
I will give a small list of forbidden videos:
– cartoons that cause addiction in many little children;
– Some Disney cartoons, in which a lot of aggression.
And I almost watched it all in my time. I decided that it is better to postpone it until later, so that the model of behavior between the characters of the video does not register in the child’s head as normal.
My choice fell on educational cartoons for children from birth, good Soviet cartoons with good songs and a good ending. We still watch them in the morning when we are going to kindergarten.
Although the daughter is still selective, sometimes she doesn’t need a TV at all, and sometimes she will say that she wants a particular cartoon and watches several episodes in a row. Full-length films are still not fully mastered. And we do not force it, let it be better to draw, sculpt or just play.
At what age do your kids watch cartoons and allow you to watch everything?