Nowadays with development in technology, children too thrive to expand along with the development. Technology is something that will surely continue to flourish and grow no matter how much one condemns its side effects.
However, the time which splurges fast with technology, new gadgets and screens have come in demand while children below 5 years are engaged in mobile phones and gadgets. Various researches state that uncontrolled allowance of screen time of your child would perhaps make him happy, but it would menacingly be unhealthy for your child’s brain.
Many guidelines refer that a child under the age of 5 should not be
allowed screen time for more than one hour. This will not just consume physical
activity time of your child, but it will also cause major mood and behavioural
changes within them.
To avoid such problems it is very important to take care of your child’s screen time and respond to it carefully. Here are 4 tips to do so:-
1. Family meals should be screen-free
Family sitting together for dinner connects more than
any other time. To cut your child’s screen time, it is very important to keep
your child away from the gadgets and screens for a while to eat healthily. This
will also save up your child’s time to discuss things with a parent which they
should be sharing. Concentrating on food is healthier than keeping their eyes on screens on the
2. Read with them
Being at home, children often start thinking that they
need not study or learn at home which gives them the opportunity to utilise the day with long screen time. Flip this schedule into a productive one by
utilising your child’s extra screen time into studies and academics. It is very
evident that sitting with an open book in front is not so tempting for
children. However, try to sit along with your child and read out with them to give
activities with them
Children often get lured by fun activities especially if that includes creativity and fun learning. Doing something together with your child, like playing games, listening to music, dancing and singing with them will keep them actively occupied. Spend time on the weekends doing fun activities outdoor and encourage them to learn sports.
4. Establish a safe screen zone
While your children have been constantly designating
all their time to the screen, know what your child is doing and teach them the
safe use of social networking apps. Take advantage of the built-in parental
controls for phones and other gadgets.