Topic Reading-Vol.3096-10/2/2020

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Topic Reading-Vol.3096-10/2/2020

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2020/10/02 Topic Reading-Vol.3096-10/2/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,
Why not all screen time is the same for children
Lifelong screen time is increasing rapidly for all ages from toddlers to seniors. Children start watching screens like TV, tablet, or smartphone even before they learn to speak or walk. By the time they become a teenager, they might have spent more screen time than adults. Is this so bad? When TV came to sit in every living room or even bedroom, parents were worried if their children’s eyes would become square. But there are educational TV programs that deliver beneficial content for children to develop cognitive and behavioral skills, like Sesame Street. As for tablets and smartphones, there also are educational and interactive programs that might even attract children’s attention better. In fact, studies found that interactive and live presentations work better than recorded programs. In the meantime, children also need to experience three-dimensional, interactive, and physical real-world to develop their imaginary and cognitive skills.
So, not all screen time is evil. Balancing the real world and screen time is the key.
Enjoy reading the article and think about the pros and cons of increasing screen time.

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