Here is my child sitting at the computer, watching cartoons, and in the meantime conflicting feelings torment me.
Between the poles
On the one hand, how wonderful! The child is busy, cheerful, passionate – do yourself, mother, what she wanted. And on the other hand, do mothers act like that? And talk, and play with your child?
We also have a tendency to myopia, and posture, again. But it reassures me that my daughter likes to watch various educational cartoons. By the way, thanks to them, without much help from me, I learned the bill in English and the main colors.
And still touches me, as she then tries to reproduce everything viewed in their games. Draws pirate cards, makes bumps from books and jumps over them, from felt-tip pens – bouquets. In general, fantasy develops, also a plus for cartoons.
It’s funny when she uses phrases from cartoons in life. I take her from the kindergarten, she comes to the teacher, makes an indefinite gesture with her hands and says: Take your daisies, I went! The teacher, of course, did not understand anything and much less did not guess about the cartoon Tryam, zdaste!
Or my husband’s sister came to visit. For a long time she complained about her lonely life, hateful work, and summed up the whole monologue with a heavy sigh: In general, sad! That’s winter, – my daughter replied philosophically without a hitch. Aunt struggled for a long time in a fit of laughter, especially when I told her that this was a dialogue from a cartoon.
But the psychologist paid me attention in due time: although children can apply these quotes to a place, they do not develop their vocabulary at all. And indeed, when a daughter tries to express some thought that is exciting her, it is very difficult for her to find the right words.
So what to do
Allowing it to cartoons for 15 minutes measured by Soviet scientists is not an option. This is too little for her. Yes, and in terms of harm to the eyes today, technology has gone far ahead, so I think it’s okay if you sit longer.
Therefore, on weekdays we have a holy time for cartoons – this is half an hour when mom washes in the bathroom. Firstly, I know for sure that the child is busy and will not get anywhere. Secondly, she clearly knows that while the mother is in the bathroom, the laptop is at her disposal, she is watching cartoons that she wants.
Before that, I try to occupy her with something, so that I don’t want to sit at the monitor purely because there’s nothing to do. True, she has her own laptop – my old Acer, in which a sound card has long been covered and you can watch cartoons in terrible quality without sound.
But on the weekend she usually turns it on for the background: cartoons are spinning, and she does something for herself, sometimes looking at the monitor. In this case, I see no reason to deny the child.
In general, we have a solid benefit from cartoons. At least it’s convenient for me to count. But I set out my thoughts, and the conclusion seemed to be quite objective. Even conscience ceased to torment.
And how are you friends with cartoons?