Children learn from what they observe. It is important for parents to introduce things which could make them learn and become a better person. Most parents wonder when to introduce television and how much to introduce. Technology has become an important part of our lives. If used properly, mobile phones and televisions are not only a mode of entertainment but are source of knowledge, especially for young impressionable minds. (kid friendly movies)
Parent have become more and more cautious and rightly try to impose restrictions on their kids when it comes to television or smartphone exposure. Obviously too much exposure to TV and phone is not good but, as mentioned earlier, controlled exposure can be hugely educational and beneficial. Also, let’s be honest, working parents will have to succumb to TV’s “toddler engaging” power at some point.
Television does add value to your kids’ growth depending on what are they exposed too. I recommend few kid friendly movies that could help restrict watching time and also are fun to watch. For a growing child, there are many channels and means of entertainment which could teach your toddler a lot.
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I have restriction television time for my 4 year old since the beginning. This has not only helped me indulge him in other activities but has made him observant. An easy way to keep your child busy and allowing him to learn is playing something light instead of a cartoon channel that runs day and night.
I have seen my little one learning a lot through these kid friendly movies. These are light movies with simple main characters my little one enjoys completely. We prefer skipping the few violent scenes in those as they tend to spook. You can also enjoy some great family time watching these movies 🙂
- Kung fu Panda 3 – we skip the dark parts
- Finding Dory
- Finding Nemo
- Wreck-It Ralph
- Snow white and the seven dwarfs
- ToyStory series
- Chicken Little
- Bedtime stories
I would also recommend introducing reading habit like Snow White, Simba, etc… especially at night before sleeping. This allows them to develop a great reading habit and sets the tone for a great night’s sleep. First thing in the morning, they would love to discuss the story you read.
My son loves Finding Dory and Finding Nemo . Let me know your child’s favorite. Feel free to leave a comment below.