Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SpongeBob Study: Watching SpongeBob can really make kids lower in mental exams

Kiara loves SpongeBob, everytime she watches it, I find it hard to call her, I would try to cover the TV so she would not see it, and she would cry.

I know that she is too young for that being 3 year old and I would like to believe the result of the study that "suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds."

According to this study, previous research has linked TV-watching with long-term attention problems in children, but the new study suggests more immediate problems can occur after very little exposure - results that parents of young kids should be alert to.

We always try to make sure that we are there to explain to Kiara the content of any show that she watched. Though we parents are doing that, Kiara's yaya would just let her watch the show with no interpretation or interaction.

I am also worried with Kiara's vision or eyesight because sometimes she watches too close to the TV monitor.

Children should always have parental guidance whenever they watch TV, even Spongebob.




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