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Heather - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Do you think it's ok to put a T.V in a childs room?? At what age and why??

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Jenni - posted on 12/08/2011

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JuQuana - posted on 12/07/2011

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Hi there, my little brother has been watching NickJr. since he was an infant. He is now 3 yrs old. He is very well spoken, over educated if you ask me, he is very advanced for his age. That channel alone is like preschool at home. This channel alone is excellent. My daughter is now 14 months & she's following his foot steps. My brother is already reading & writing. So if you ask me, these are positive expriences with the tv. When children get bored of sitting in front the tv, they know how to come find mommy. So let her watch tv & get NickJr for your daughter. Remember its preschool on tv. Even the commercials teach them how to read, social skills, counting & searching. My child is hyper & energized as well.

JuQuana - posted on 12/07/2011

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Hi there, my little brother has been watching NickJr. since he was an infant. He is now 3 yrs old. He is very well spoken, over educated if you ask me, he is very advanced for his age. That channel alone is like preschool at home. This channel alone is excellent. My daughter is now 14 months & she's following his foot steps. My brother is already reading & writing. So if you ask me, these are positive expriences with the tv. When children get bored of sitting in front the tv, they know how to come find mommy. So let her watch tv & get NickJr for your daughter. Remember its preschool on tv. Even the commercials teach them how to read, social skills, counting & searching. My child is hyper & energized as well.

User - posted on 08/10/2010

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My daughter has a TV in her room, honestly I am a little ashamed of it. She is 33 months old and go to a playgroup 5 days a week for 3 hours.

Her teachers keep saying she is a smart girl, she knows her shapes, colours, numbers (recognize number up to 15), uses 5 worded sentences etc.

I do teach her, but I think she gleaned some of this information from her Baby Einstein videos, Dora, Cbeebie, Mummy ;-) etc.

Sleeping with the TV on is news to me. To each their own though.

She has had a TV in her room since she was 2. She prefers to play or read instead of TV though.

EMMA - posted on 08/10/2010

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my chid has a tv in here room and she love it and so do i... now as a mother i have to stop what am doing an make sure that the tv is on what i feel she can look at and then when it time for bed i turn the tv off and that that am the boss lol

Lindie - posted on 08/10/2010

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NO, I will not put TV's in my kids rooms until they are 15. At 15 / 16 they know when to study...etc, but i will still keep an eye on them. Kids dont know when to switch it off.....and too much tv is bad. We have DSTV and my ouldest (11) does not have a tv in her room. She may watch TV until 7:30 at night...then it is off to bed. She wakes up refreshed, She does well in school etc. With a TV in her room it would not be like that.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2009

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Kids won't miss material things they don't have.  I would put it off as long as possible.

Emily - posted on 03/24/2009

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I used to be firmly against a child having a TV in his room for all of the reasons listed above. I n my house though, my kids are hardly ever in their rooms so it wouldn't matter. I could let them have one and it would rarely get used.They really just sleep in the room and of course, I wouldn't let them put on the TV at bedtime. So, I would say that I am no longer against it. We have one TV that we keep in my husband's room. We can only play DVDs on it bc we don't have cable. I really don't like TVs in the livingroom because I don't want it to be the focal point of my living room and I like our family interactions to not even involve television. My six year old is allowed to watch a movie on Saturdays and occasionally my husband and I will rent or borrow one for ourselves but that is pretty much the extent of our TV viewing activities.

Asha - posted on 03/24/2009

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My eldest Dylan has a television in his room that he cannot reach and is used only for videos. He is allowed, as a treat once in a blue moon, to have an hours quiet time in his room and watch a video. He loves the occasional treat as he has 2 younger sisters and enjoys a little time to himself. Also, it helps me spend time with my younger ones knowing he is okay. I get to spend time with him when they have a nap.



It is your choice, just make sure you switch the power off as soon as they have finished with it or fallen asleep! Good luck xx

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2009

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That is great, it sounds like your son is an intelligent little boyand you and him have fun playing together even better. I was referring to the parents who don't care and let their children watch t.v all day while they are on facebook or what have you. And letting their children sleep with the t.v on is just ridiculous to me, what a waste of power.

Donna - posted on 03/24/2009

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I dont think you should put a T.V in a toddlers room and definatley not have it on at bedtime, bedtime is for sleeping. My son does watch T.V during the day and I do belive it does aide development in some cases but Im not planning on putting one in his room yet. They watch enough T.V as it is my opinion. As for the lady who said the T.V is on all night I just dont understand why would you want to keep stimilating your children like that when their supposed to be asleep.

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2009

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Quoting Ashley:



I agree 100% with you, I notice many children my daughters age (3yrs) that don't speak, or can't handle interaction with her. Mind you she is a gifted child, I believe any child has the opportunity to be.   I have a daycare in my home and it is a bit  frustrating dealing with children the same age as her and none of them are at her level, not even close. I am sure it's not just t.v but it has to do with the t.v and the parents.






At 2yrs my daughter new her ABC's could count to 30, knows all her shapes and colors and could read 3 letter words. She could speak in full and complete sentences and say five syllable words.






Now if T.V is so educational and my child hardly watched any how come their are so many children that can't do this?






 






 





I am not saying she doesn't watch t.v but when she does I am there next to her interacting with her, but she chooses to read a book  or listen to music and dance arround the house or play in her pretend kitchen..rather than watch T.V



and when I said she new her A, B, C she could read them and point them out not just sing the song.

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2009

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Quoting Ashley:



I agree 100% with you, I notice many children my daughters age (3yrs) that don't speak, or can't handle interaction with her. Mind you she is a gifted child, I believe any child has the opportunity to be.   I have a daycare in my home and it is a bit  frustrating dealing with children the same age as her and none of them are at her level, not even close. I am sure it's not just t.v but it has to do with the t.v and the parents.






At 2yrs my daughter new her ABC's could count to 30, knows all her shapes and colors and could read 3 letter words. She could speak in full and complete sentences and say five syllable words.






Now if T.V is so educational and my child hardly watched any how come their are so many children that can't do this?






 






 





I am not saying she doesn't watch t.v but when she does I am there next to her interacting with her, but she chooses to read a book  or listen to music and dance arround the house or play in her pretend kitchen..rather than watch T.V



and when I said she new her A, B, C she could read them and point them out not just sing the song.

Amanda - posted on 03/24/2009

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My son is 2 and does every single thing (minus the reading 3 letter words) that your daughter did at that age and he is allowed to watch t.v. I do not have a tv in his room nor do I plan on putting one in there. I never want it to come to a point where he has to have the tv on to fall asleep and I want to make sure I can monitor at all times what he is watching. I don't think that tv has anything at all to do with how a child develops. All kids develop and learn at different stages. When my son was 6 mo. old we would put the Baby Einsteins on the lap top and let him watch. We obviously were there to interact with him. We also have Baby First TV through DirectTV and pay additional for it because it is very educational and interactive and gives you suggestions on how to help teach your child things.  Yes, I use tv sometimes as a babysitter but it is never on something that is not educational or age appropriate for my son. We still have play time and creative time and my son is very intelligent, he just likes his tv sometimes and I am ok with that!!! Just my opinion!!

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2009

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I agree 100% with you, I notice many children my daughters age (3yrs) that don't speak, or can't handle interaction with her. Mind you she is a gifted child, I believe any child has the opportunity to be.   I have a daycare in my home and it is a bit  frustrating dealing with children the same age as her and none of them are at her level, not even close. I am sure it's not just t.v but it has to do with the t.v and the parents.



At 2yrs my daughter new her ABC's could count to 30, knows all her shapes and colors and could read 3 letter words. She could speak in full and complete sentences and say five syllable words.



Now if T.V is so educational and my child hardly watched any how come their are so many children that can't do this?



 



 

Priscilla - posted on 03/24/2009

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I have a tv in both of my boys rooms ages 2-4 and i also pay axtra for a channel called baby first tv..... My boys go to bed at nine and the tv stays on all night ... i find nothing wrong with it because the channel they are watching is put on by me and is an all educational channel .... And also plays sleeping musicals after nine .....And i have to say my boys are really advanced for their ages .... And will give a part credit to baby first tv .... Thanx .....

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2009

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I agree 100% Jeannie, Kids need to have a space that is for rest and creative play. T.V robs our children of this,  it does all the thinking for us and is NOT interactive what so ever. I believe that when children watch T.V parents need to be there with them to interact with their children.  I watch every movie or show my child does, with her and we have a great time. Human interaction is the best way to stimulate your child's mind, not a T.V. 



But this is only my opinion and you have the right to do what ever you wish with your child, in the end it is your call.

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i dont think a child should ever have a TV in his room. my husband and i both agree that the only TV in the house belongs in the living room. our bedroom is for sleeping (among other things) the kitchen is for cooking, the children's rooms are for playing. if your child is anything like ours, he loves TV. Noah is always asking to watch TV when he sees it. My solution is to take him into another room and play. If there was a TV in his room i'm afraid that's all he'd ever want to do and it would make him fall socially and developmentally behind.

Jen - posted on 03/24/2009

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My daughter is 15-months-old and has a tv in her room, but she doesn't watch tv anyway. We only use the tv in her room for her little leaps game (which she hardly plays either) and to play music through the dvd player.

Racheal - posted on 03/24/2009

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my 10 year old dautgher is the only one of my four children to have a TV in their room. We don't get cable or basic channels on any of our tv. We only allow or children to watch movies or show we have brought on VSH or DVD that myself or my husband have watched and see that they are suitable/

Jeannie - posted on 03/24/2009

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In my personal opinion, I think that a childs bedroom should not have a t.v. I feel that it is a room to be used strictly for sleeping and creative time. However, I do have a t.v. in my son's playroom so that druing the day he can watch his educational programs. I believe if you have a t.v. in a childs bedroom that it will make it harder for the child to fall asleep.

Beatrice - posted on 03/24/2009

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I dont see a problem!!! As long as you know what they are watching and have a TV limit. You dont want there TV to be the baby sitter all the time. ( they are great sitters) LOL

Uptongirl83 - posted on 03/24/2009

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i have a tv in my daughters room, she had it in there when she was about 2 1/2, she sleeps with it on sometimes but i dont mind that because it gets her to go to bed so i can have some 'me' time & quite often in the day she will take herself to her room for an hour and watch it.

Lisa - posted on 03/24/2009

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i have a tv in my childs room i think its ok to have one because he is learning all the time but make sure he can sleep withoiut it too

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