“A child's life is like a piece of paper on which everyone who passes by leaves an impression.” - Chinese Proverb
Children are often considered to be the closest reflection of the omnipotent creator of the world. Innocence and purity personified, they are unmarred by the corrupt thoughts and practices. They resemble wet clay, enthusiastic and ever ready to be shaped in the manner the potter wants to mould them.
When we are born we have the capacity for motivation, experience, and training, and because of this our minds are very impressionable. Therefore, our brains’ development is a dynamic mix of nature and nurture, so it is important to choose a healthy environment for all children. Children ranging from the age of six months to about twelve years of age go through various stages of emotional and physical development. During this age however they have extremely impeccable minds due to which external stimuli have a major role in shaping their personalities. External stimuli can be broadly defined as natural and man-made environmental factors, biological and chemical factors, physical surroundings, social factors, behavioral influences and outcomes, genetics, and cultural and family influences and differences. These factors have an influence on the mental and emotional growth and stability of a child and determine majority of his habits and actions.
Television viewing, thus, is a part of external stimuli in a child’s life. A means of mostly entertainment and sometimes education, television viewing in children mostly comprises cartoons and children’s shows. Children have become much more interested in cartoons over many years and it has become a primary action to some lives. Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age...
Have you ever met any children who do not like cartoons? Or have you ever seen any children who refuse to watch cartoon? These situations are mostly impossible under normal circumstances. It’s obvious that today’s children are, mostly unconsciously, exposed to television which is one of the most fashionable inventions of the 20th century. In this composition, I will mention the basic reasons for children’s watching cartoons so much and the effects of these cartoons on them.
First of all, the basic reason for children’s watching cartoons is that cartoons respond to the children’s need and tendency to activeness. Mostly the children under the age of seven are so much interested in cartoons. They firstly watch cartoons and then imitate them, which is a crucial point to think on.
Parents are now using the television as a way of entertaining their children while they attempt to accomplish other things such as cooking and cleaning.
We cannot disregard the notion that the children under the age of seven, still think that whatever happens in cartoons are all real and they can do everything that the characters in cartoons do. For example, if we think about a five or six years old children, it’s probable that they can jump from the roofs to fly, climb on the walls like Spiderman, talk to their toys or to feed them as if they are alive. This actually nonexistent reality in cartoons is what leads the children to all these dangerous deeds.
It’s crucial to signify that everything that children learn till they are nine or ten, will be base for their later lives. In this aspect, parents have to be careful about their children’s cartoons. They must not think that ‘cartoons are TV programme that are prepared for children, so they can watch which cartoons they want.’ On the contrary, parents should choose the most beneficial cartoons that will not only entertain the children but also give appropriate messages to them. Otherwise, it’s most probable that some fantastic cartoons can give permanents harms to the mental health of the children.
Have you ever met any children who do not like...
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