The life of a modern person is no longer without
things like a tablet, phone, computer. Children watching
life of adults, from the cradle begin to be interested in gadgets: time
mom and dad pay so much attention to these things, which means they
really interesting. The attitude of parents to the introduction of gadgets in
the life of the child is ambiguous: some actively use them, others
persistently trying to protect the child from modern
Do not rush to extremes, because the truth, as usual, is somewhere
between them. A child is born and grows in the modern world, and
modern life makes a person quite high
requirements. Already in elementary school, the child will need knowledge
computer, so carefully not to allow a child to
different electronic devices are not very prudent.
Uncontrolled use of gadgets by a child also does not lead to
good, so gadgets should be in the life of children, but dosed
and under parental control. Let’s take a closer look at what
There are pros and cons of using gadgets.
Advantages of using gadgets
- The way to temporarily occupy the child in the “field”
conditions. Children are quite difficult to tolerate long
waiting in lines, long road, standing in traffic jams. Toys,
books, felt-tip pens and an album may not always come under
hand, but adults do not part with the gadgets, and here they will be
very handy. Smartphone or tablet with cartoons, games or
interesting applications will help brighten the child weary
minutes and hours.
- Development of cognitive processes and getting new
knowledge. Some computer games and applications
really contribute to the development of attention, memory, logical
thinking, learn to read, count, draw. Also exist
educational cartoons that allow the child to get new
knowledge of the world. The catch is that quality
there are not so many developing games and cartoons, most
declare a developing effect.
Малышам в возрасте 2–3 лет (именно в это время
дети начинают интересоваться новыми современными устройствами)
can be installed on a laptop or tablet educational games,
age appropriate. The main thing is for parents to control
время, проведенное ребенком с гаджетом. Children up to
3-х лет заниматься с устройствам не более часа в день, каждые
20 minutes you need to take a break in order to
отдохнули глаза. Older child
возраста время «общения» с гаджетами можно увеличить, но также
you must take breaks after 20–30 minutes of training or
Cons of using gadgets
- �”One-sided” developmental effect. Since we are
talked about the fact that gadgets contribute to the development of the child, it is worth
say about the reverse side of the coin. For a young child,
whose figurative thinking is still evolving, developing
the effect of cartoons and programs tends to zero. When baby
actively mastering the world of objects, it is important that he had
all channels of perception are involved. To understand that cube
square, and the ball is round; it is not enough for him to see the images –
it is necessary to touch, feel with the handles the edges and edges of the cube,
ball roundness. As a result, the developmental video gives a one-sided effect:
formally, the child remembers something, but does not actually master it
information is deep and high quality.
- Adverse effects on health and physical
development. First of all, it is about the deterioration of vision.
Если ребёнок регулярно больше 20 минут в день
looking at a computer monitor or screen of a phone or tablet, then
after six months, his visual acuity begins to decline. Second aspect
negative health effects are due to the fact that children conducting
a lot of time for games and cartoons, much less move, and
This has a systemic effect on the state of the whole organism. Kids for
компьютером/планшетом/ноутбуком сидят часто сутулясь, а это
this provokes spinal curvature and posture problems
the future. ЧИТАЕМ ПОДРОБНО: Влияние планшета на
child: 10 reasons to say “NO”!
- Reduced creative activity. No games and
applications will never replace spontaneous creativity, working with
real materials and vibrant color. In real life, a child
fantasizes. He glues, sculpts, cuts, colors, combines,
finds the most unexpected solutions. Virtual space deprives
his work, because there he can only act within
options provided by the manufacturer of the program.
- Repression of interests, attitudes and attachments in
virtual space. This is a very serious consequence.
and it occurs only with the abuse of gadgets. Child
literally falls out of real life: all his interests
focused on the virtual world. In this case, we can talk about
depending on gadgets.
- Редко, но возможно наблюдаться и психическое
disorder. If a child often plays games where
много крови и ужасов.
We also read: Как мы «теряем» своих
Dependence on gadgets and how to avoid it
If gadgets occupy the entire consciousness of the child, you can talk about
that dependence is forming. You can recognize it by the following
- Child перестаёт интересоваться реальной жизнью: не играет в
toys, do not strive to communicate with peers.
- Relationships with parents are sidelined for the child, and
instead of sharing classes, he also prefers to spend time with
tablet or computer.
- Attempts to limit the time for games and cartoons causes stormy
protest and tantrum.
Normal intellectual and personal development with such
It’s impossible, because it can only happen in real
relationship and in the real world. To prevent dependence on
gadgets and reduce their negative impact, it is important to use them with
mind and stick to the following rules.
- Do not allow exceeding the allowable time for
computer / tablet. For each age it is different. Maybe,
the child will protest, but parents should be firm.
Do not forget that you are an adult and responsible for life
and the health of the little creature lies with you.
- Follow age recommendations for games and cartoons.
Do not overload the child with information that he can not
- Do not use gadgets to “get rid” of the child without special
needs In some situations, they are really salvation, but
if mom, for example, is going to cook dinner or engage
household chores – it is better to include the child in this process than
turn him on the cartoon.
We also read:
- 10 признаков зависимости children от компьютерных игр и интернета:
- Как интернет влияет на children
By the way, to give children to play gadgets before bedtime is not
It is recommended, as the child may be overstimulated and from this
sleep badly or not fall asleep at all.
Thus, it is important for parents not to let gadgets in
the life of a child has become a source of problems. Competent and moderate
the use of gadgets will really contribute to the development
child and help him keep pace with the times.
We read further:
- �”Bedtime story” or why gadgets can not replace the child
- Влияние сказок на развитие children;
- Влияние музыки на развитие children;
- The value of the game in the life of a child.
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