is television beneficial to a child’s development?

Question by mya: is television beneficial to a child’s development?
This is a homework assignment I need a couple Ideas. If it is or even if it isn’t what are some reasons?

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Answer by Christie
Not really unless it’s limited to strictly educational shows.

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23 thoughts on “is television beneficial to a child’s development?”

  1. The simulation is good for them, the talking, the colors and movement, stuff like that. You can have the same benefits from talking to them, reading to them, showing them colorful things.

  2. My opinion on children and TV:

    It CAN be. The right show, the right amount of time, yes. For example, my son was allowed to watch Dora for 30 mins everyday when he was younger. He learned how to count to 10 in Spanish!

    However, if that time cuts into other things, like reading, outside play and such …. than no, it’s not beneficial. Reading helps cognitive development, TV doesn’t.

    While watching TV, you don’t need to work your brain gears to envision the white and brown spotted rabbit, you can SEE it. But, while reading, you need to use those brain muscles to “view” it.

  3. NO NO NO…
    Child learned for thousands of years without tv

    TV is a babysitter!

    My son doesn’t watch tv every day… if he watches 1-2 hours a week, I’d be shocked. TV can be used on occasion, but it is not a developmental tool.

  4. AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends that children under the age of two should not watch television and children older than two should watch no more than two hours of television daily.

    “While certain television programs may be promoted to this age group, research on early brain development shows that babies and toddlers have a critical need for direct interactions with parents and other significant care givers for healthy brain growth and the development of appropriate social, emotional, and cognitive skills,” the policy says.

    The sources listed both contain research on this subject. I hope this helps.

  5. I for one do not feel any smarter after sitting in front of the boob tube (wonder how they came up with that name?) for a couple of hours. I guess if the choice were between watching paint dry and an educational TV program, the TV might be better, but usually there are better options.

  6. Not really…. some shows, especially PBS, can be beneficial to their knowledge and social development – but the vast majority of it offers no benefit. The real question is whether it is detrimental. Having read many studies I do not believe that it, in and of itself, is harmful. it can, however, lead to bad habits such as sitting around and watching it instead of getting exercise.

    Also, some studies have suggested that it can be detrimental to extremely young children who benefit from direct interaction (babies, toddlers)

  7. It depends what your letting the child watch, children’s shows are good as they are educational as they learn about colors and numbers etc so i some television is beneficial to a child’s development =]

  8. Okay because you know this right? No. And you don”t have to, just like you
    don’t have to respond to me. At this point I will no longer be responding
    to you. So we’re just going to agree to disagree.

  9. So people who have things in common and in the same industry can’t date?
    Isn’t it better to be in the same industry where you have the same schedule
    and know how things work, instead of being with someone that may be
    considered a regular joe and you don’t know if they love you for you, your
    fame or money? So I guess by your standards rappers can’t date rappers,
    actors/actors and so forth.

  10. They absolutely can date hun. The side eye comes when she was with another
    producer for 3 years prior to meeting The Dream and never got pregnant. Yet
    she gets pregnant 3 MONTHS after meeting The Dream and breaking up with her
    ex of 3 years. It kinda make you say hmmmmm. Beautiful girl,chubby producer
    who is hot in the game and making plenty money. She knew he would be happy
    to have a pretty girl on his arm and that he would fall into her trap.Which
    he did. She now dates another fugly producer.

  11. I know, they act like she doesn’t have money and a career of her own. She
    was a singer, song-writer and actress before he came into the picture.
    People are naive, usually people are going to be attracted to people who
    they have things in common with.

  12. Anyway, since they both made the decision to have sex then there was a
    chance of her getting pregnant. If he didn’t want any kids he could of not
    slept with her and kept their relationship work only. It takes two to make
    a baby, but it also takes two to take care of the child. Giving money is
    not all that a child needs and he can make the effort to do so. And maybe
    she’s not one concerned about how a person looks but their personalities,
    has that ever occurred to you?

  13. She’s a industry ho. That’s why she got her ho ass date raped. i’m not
    reading your damn 15 paragraph’s. That’s why Terry dogged tf out of her ass.

  14. I suggest you look up the dreams interviews that are online and see how
    ignorant he is, he’s a piece of work. Maybe she truly fell for him, and
    things change where he started doing things wrong and then maybe they were
    trying to work on their marriage when the secretary of his and him were
    having an affair. The Dream isn’t innocent in all of this, he doesn’t want
    to look like a bad guy and want to sell records. He’s arrogant like Kanye
    West and needs to learn some humility.

  15. And when you look at it, not in just their relationship, but a lot of ugly
    people get pretty people to date/marry them. Opposites attract, we may not
    understand but oh well. Also maybe she’s attracted to these people.

  16. Again she can date in the industry since they know the schedule of each
    other. Again she was in a long relationship with Nick Cannon as well and
    she didn’t get pregnant by him and the guy also cheated on her. Also just
    because she wasn’t in the lime light didn’t mean she was going brought she
    still had her acting career, song writing for other artists and she also
    modeled in the men magazines, so she has her own money.

  17. i dont understand why everybody labels her as gold digging. the point is
    that he needs to make more time for his children in whatever way possible

  18. dream is a liar! and hes gay.. but besides that if he was a good father
    thenhe would defend himself no matter what! why are you emailing her? YOU
    pick up the phone and call her! thats not milian responsibilty to call you!
    and sending an email is corny..your daughter wants to hear your voice not
    read what you wrote! come now dream,.. you know better than that!

  19. She aint a gold digger. Hes the one who needs to see his daughter and not
    cheat. hes got more than one kid to different women what does that show?

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