LESS TELEVISION, MORE PLAY
You are doing your child a huge favour if you encourage more play time and less time in front of the television.
Watching too much television can lead to attention deficit, antisocial behaviour, low muscle tone, being overweight and academic underperformance later on in life. Play, on the other hand, increases muscle tone and coordination and leads to better motor skills and overall physical health.
The experts say that children should play physically for 60 minutes every day.
Remember, it is a child’s job to play. Play improves their psychic health, it improves creativity, communication and social skills (by figuring out a solution to a problem) and it builds better relationships with friends, parents and siblings.