My 4 yr old's favourite pastime is to be taken to the book shop or library. He actually owns more books than toys. We bake every week, we swim regularly,he has loads of friends, he plays football, he can complete jigsaw puzzles kids twice his age can't do, he loves playing with his action figures and doing all the silly voices, we spend bags of time outside and he scoots everywhere as we live in London. He's also learning French as we are going to live as a family in Paris for 2 months.....Guess what he also LOVES, no wait ADORES?? The TV!!!!!!! He watches a little every day, sometimes more at the weekend, and we always have a movie day at the weekend, with horror of horror lots of chocolate!!! And guess who isn't the slightest bit concerned? His mother! Listen I'm no child expert, I'm only a mum. But from my experience it's ALL about balance. I don't want my kid growing up thinking TV is BAD. Same way I don't want to raise my child thinking carbs are BAD, or sugar is BAD. It's all about balance and all about moderation. My kid is super smart, wickedly funny and has an opinion on everything!! If you create a varied and interesting life for your kids they will become varied and interesting people. So relax and stop thinking that the TV will turn your child into the devil :)
TV Time: What's the Magic Number?
|3/19/12 4:15 PM|