There’s no question that watching TV is an activity that fills the daily family routine, especially the children. Moreover, if both parents work outside the home, the TV automatically become loyal friend who always cheer them up.
These electronic device can indeed be a positive entertainment for them. The main filter is in the elderly. As a parent, you have to act as mentors who can pick out and explain the program they watch.
One of the important things you can do as parents is to choose an smart and educated show and watch it together with your child. If necessary use the TV guide to plan smart television.
Select the program according to the child’s interest. Events like this will establish their interest and make them intelligent. In addition to provide guidance, you can find out how much they understand the program.
Watching TV together can also encourage children to do the Active Viewing, where children learn by watching, listening and imitating. Let them train the ability to talk, play, sing or dance. Stimulate and encourage them to actively ask the content of TV programs, follow the music, and express their feelings about what is seen and heard on TV.
After watching the TV, you can plan to conduct activities with your child related to the theme of the program you just watched, such as planting crops, drawing, painting or cooking together, and designed it as a fun activity. That way, you can stimulate your child to be active in thinking and doing.