Children watching TV has both advantages and disadvantages. Television, movies, games and internet can affect your child positively if you watch together guiding them. As a parent, you know what’s good for children, and if you find anything you don’t like you, tell them straight away that they should not watch that. A good example is when you watch with your child TV shows which are educative and will improve their knowledge. Teach your child the consequences of wrong choices and actions in real life situations. Read on to learn how your children can benefit from watching TV.
Interaction and family bonding
Once a family watches TV together, for example, a movie, they are able to discuss all what the movie entails as they unveil the suspense behind it. TV brings family members together and makes them spend time as one family. To avoid TV addiction, a parent should limit the amount of time children spend on TV. The more a family watches TV together, the more it improves interaction and also relationship between them. The children are also able to share their thoughts on certain issues.
Increases knowledge and information
Television can be very educational to the children if it is used to display educative material such as tutorials.TV can also be informative for example during news broadcast. The children learn what is going on around them and answers some of their questions for example concerning science.
Can be motivational
While watching a certain shows on TV there are some things you child will admire and this may be their source of motivation. As a parent you should encourage your child on the good things they admire from TV shows and explain to them how they can achieve it.This will trigger your child’s mind to work in the direction of achieving it.
Helps learn new languages
If your child is interested in learning a new language let’s say English, he or she can learn the language more efficiently by listening to shows which are broadcasted in English. Listening to a new language is easier for children to learn quickly than through reading.
Television shows which are educative and interesting are discussed by children, for example in school. This creates a connection between them and as a result their social life is improved. This is because there is that one thing that brings them close to each other.
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