The question that worries many parents.
Spending all my time with a child in quarantine, the parents do not know what new classes of entertainment to come up with. Because of this, some families, not withstanding the noise of the house, just decide to include the child cartoons. But pediatricians believe that less cartoons is better for the health of the child, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Channel 24.
How you can watch them, really? The answer to this question was given by the children’s psychologist Olga Pechi.
When it was time for a new series of the animated series a few days, but now the kids can watch them indefinitely. Restrictions can only set parents.
The number of cartoons depends on the age
The psychologist notes that the number of cartoons that you can watch in one day, depends on the age of the child. So, kids should be allowed to watch cartoons from 10 minutes to 2 hours.
According to Olga Paci, year-old child is in a day will be enough for 10 minutes of one movie (or two for 5 minutes). In 2-3 year, we can afford half an hour a day, but the child is 4-5 years – it is already possible to watch 1.5–2 hours a day. This is from the point of view of ophthalmologists, because if you exceed the norm, you can damage your eyesight. And better turn on the cartoons on TV or laptop, not smartphone.
And psychologists say that the cartoon must be no flashing images and scary moments, the music is not loud or aggressive. Because it can impair sleep and child behavior.
Portions of cartoons
Olga PECI adds that portions of the cartoons it is better to divide like this: in the morning, after NAP and in the evening, but not later than two hours before bedtime.
Play an important role and background multifilmwhen the child plays, and the adults are watching something. After all, the kid really does not look closely movie, but it influences him. So frightening and incomprehensible images increase the anxiety of the child.
Another thing, if the background feature useful cartoons, as a child plays nearby. Some experts claims that it is useful and even admit that the background of the cartoons to 3 years can be an hour a day, 4-6 years – up to 4 hours.
Why? Because the eyes are not very tired, and the processing of the game or parallel classes is more conducive to absorption of information and development of intelligence.
How to watch cartoons
A family tradition can become the children’s movies together. Also a lot of experience can bring the evening with the projector, when the wall of the apartment turns into a cinema screen. Even the old filmstrips can bring many experiences to the children if mom and dad take turns to read them.
Now people are abandoning the conventional TV. But if the family has children up to 10 years, it is better to watch movies with them than on phones. The more images the better for the view and mentality of the child at this age and less risk of sleep problems.