Many parents find it easier to cope up with their routine and finish their daily task by making the toddler sit with the television on. However, if this is practiced daily or frequently, you will be shaping your child’s brain, so that he/she will be less able to entertain himself over time.
Violent programs are common on television. It can be seen even in cartoon and animated movies. Violence is shown as a way of solving the problems by a good character. Even good guys beat up the bad guys. Children make these good guys their heroes and try to mimic them. Exposure to violence time and again makes children less sensitive towards its effects on victims and the human suffering it can cause. Watching TV is linked to aggressive behavior in many kids, according to studies.
Most of the toddlers and preschoolers who are never exposed to TV keep themselves occupied and stay busy. If you are trying to break the habit of your toddler, you can use the electronic books. These books are more creative and not addictive in nature. Also, they offer kids downtime where they are engrossed in the books and less likely to need your attention.
In your free time, you can play games and various activities with children instead of allowing them to watch television. This method will help in their development and growth.