lunes, 3 de marzo de 2008

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As a rule, most children in my country watch TV about three or four hours per day. Generally children plug into the world of television before they enter to school. But, is that a good habit? Health experts have long linked excessive TV-watching to obesity. While children are watching TV, they’re inactive and tend to snack. In all families children under age two use to be in contact with TV, DVDs or videotapes, computers, or video games. According to the experts, children under that age should have no "screen time" at all because during the first two years there is a critical period for brain development which helps young children develop the skills they need to grow cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally. TV can get in the way of interacting and playing with parents and others, On the other hand, children older than 2 should watch no more than 1 or 2 hours a day of quality programming.

Of course, television, in moderation, can be a good thing. Children can get help learning the alphabet on public television. They can learn about wildlife on nature shows too. TV can be an excellent educator and entertainer, no doubt about it .Some parents have decided to teach their children good TV habits. They use to limit the number of TV-watching hours. Others treat TV as a privilege that their children need to earn. Their children are allowed to watch TV only after chores and homework are completed. There is another kind of parents that turn off the television and enjoy the precious time they have to spend with their family.

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