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Should kids be encouraged to watch tv?

I know the answer is ‘NO’. But sometimes when I’ve got some work in the kitchen, I prefer him to sit and watch tv in the living room. (only ads please..)  He thoroughly enjoys the ads aired on tv. He giggles, laughs and sometimes nods his head as its in the ad. If I let him stay in the kitchen for more time, he’ll indulge in doing some of the mischievous tasks in his list!

Location : Kitchen
Task List :
1. Pull the gas cylinder as much as he can. Or turn the knob of the cylinder (if possible, stove as well) on/off. (Mini Heart Attack #1 for me.)

2. Pull the cable plug for fridge. The plug socket here is so well designed that even a small wind-blown can make a loose connection. (MHA #2)

3. Play with the water can in every possible way. Thank God it has got a narrow neck. If he succeed in getting the cap out of the can then I can expect some of his building blocks or plastic spoons or any ‘trash-able’ material in it.

4. Sometimes he tries to take some dish or his favorite play item – wooden spoons or coloured coffee-sieve from the kitchen counter. Every time I need to make sure I have not placed any hot material with in his reach. (MHA #3)

5. Crawling  under the corner table with entry from one side and exit from the other.  He is so specific about that! If there’s a water can placed under the table, then he tries to go in between the can and the table-legs. I’m worried if he would bang his head on them. (MHA #4)

6. Open the kitchen cabinets and play with the clean utensils or the groceries kept there. Sometimes he mimics me using a vessel and a spoon exactly the same way I clear-up the sticky things on the spoon or stir up the cooked food.

7. He carries those utensils one by one to the play-mat in the living room and starts playing with them. Probability for a MHA is very less here.  *Sigh*

8. If he gets cranky he would lean on me and asks me to lift him up. If I don’t he’ll keep on pushing me, whining uncontrollably.

Should I say anything more???

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  1. Christina Hall
    May 1, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Ah, Mini Heart Attacks, indeed! My son just started crawling, and baby-proofing means nothing when he can still bump into walls and get bored so easily!

    I know it can be tough to let them watch tv at such a young age. But don’t feel bad about it! It’s not like you’re just using the television as a day-care center, you know?

    Personally, I let my 9 month old watch some television. I Tivo things like Dora, Max and Ruby, and a few other simple and cute kids shows. There’s no guarantee if he’ll watch zero television, or an hour of it. It helps me know that if I need to have him distracted while I’m in the kitchen with hot water, or if he’s fussy and nothing else is working, that the tv is there.

    Another cute surprise he gave me: my husband and I watch The Office reruns at night, and I turned it on the other day, and the theme music delighted our Little One to no end!


    • May 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      Hey thanks for reading me…
      My first comment in the world!!!! 🙂

  2. May 3, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Trust you will be able to fit in blogging, in the coming months also.
    The same question too is bothering me,
    Should kids be encouraged to watch tv?

    Initially, for our own selfish ends, we encourage our kids to watch TV. And, later try to control them, by denying them TV!!!!!!!!
    So, who is to blame, for excessive TV Viewing, ourselves or the Kids???????????


    • May 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog.
      I too hope that I continue blogging…

  3. Suresh
    May 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Very nice article….i see that you can write good for children and their development….why don’t you try submitting your article on http://blog.educationisinsurance.com and get it featured??

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