tv and babes

Rhonda - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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how much tv can mi babe watch? he like da bear in da big blue house. i let em 1 time per day but he cry 4 more.
shold i just let em watch it?

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Michelle - posted on 07/14/2009

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Research has shown that more than 1 hours tele is bad for a childs development as it gives them a unrealistic potrail of life.

Rebecca - posted on 07/14/2009

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There is so much more engaging and intelligence building activities out there than television, even simple play is so vitally important for their development. Have him colour or cut up papers or paint or play make believe or go to the park or READ, television in all these years has never been proven to be good for a child's development and their is a reason for that, anything a child can learn from tv he can learn from real life that much better

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Carrie - posted on 07/15/2009

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well i think the more you limit them watching the telly the more they're gonna wanna watch when they are older. my 5 year old would rather play with his toys, or go play in the garden than watch the telly. he only watches like ben 10 and spiderman, hulk, fantastic 4 etc... then he acts it out with his toys and dressin up. he's not even into computer games, maybe i'm just lucky

Crystal - posted on 07/14/2009

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Considering the plethora of studies showing TV can impair children's speech development, attention span (linking to ADHD), not to mention the link to childhood obesity, I just DON'T let my baby watch TV. She's 14 months and is already talking in sentences, yet doesn't even know what a TV is (we don't have or need one).

Please: I am not saying anyone is a bad mother who lets their baby sit in front of a TV. I am just telling you my personal opinion on why I think children under 3 should not watch TV.

Michelle - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting Nichole:



Quoting rhonda:




Quoting Rebecca:

There is so much more engaging and intelligence building activities out there than television, even simple play is so vitally important for their development. Have him colour or cut up papers or paint or play make believe or go to the park or READ, television in all these years has never been proven to be good for a child's development and their is a reason for that, anything a child can learn from tv he can learn from real life that much better







my bub is 1. he cant be cuttin wit da sisors  cause he be pokin his eye out.






Nichole is right your youngest isnt even 10 months yet, you can distract a 10 month old with another activity very easily. Give him a spoon, my daughter would find it much more intresting to bang a wooden spoon against a pot for an hour than watch tele.


Which one of your children is 1? I don't think you posted that child????





 

Nichole - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting rhonda:



Quoting Rebecca:

There is so much more engaging and intelligence building activities out there than television, even simple play is so vitally important for their development. Have him colour or cut up papers or paint or play make believe or go to the park or READ, television in all these years has never been proven to be good for a child's development and their is a reason for that, anything a child can learn from tv he can learn from real life that much better





my bub is 1. he cant be cuttin wit da sisors  cause he be pokin his eye out.





Which one of your children is 1? I don't think you posted that child????

Jen - posted on 07/14/2009

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Usually young children shouldn't watch more than about an hour of tv a day. My daughter will usually watch one or 2 episodes of Dora and 1 or 2 of Wonder Pets. If she asks to watch more I usually tell her that Dora and Pets are sleeping so she'll have to wait until tomorrow. She just recently started asking to watch tv and she's 19 months.

Rhonda - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

There is so much more engaging and intelligence building activities out there than television, even simple play is so vitally important for their development. Have him colour or cut up papers or paint or play make believe or go to the park or READ, television in all these years has never been proven to be good for a child's development and their is a reason for that, anything a child can learn from tv he can learn from real life that much better


my bub is 1. he cant be cuttin wit da sisors  cause he be pokin his eye out.

Carrie - posted on 07/14/2009

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to be honest and i know other mums will think i'm wrong, but i let my son watch telly when ever he likes, most kids tv programes now are knowledgeable to them. it's only now he's in school i limit it, only cause he has to read and do his homework first. he even knows little sign language from the telly!

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