Most parents believe that watching television with their children is a bonding experience. However, a new study suggests that there may be another benefit to watching TV with your little ones – cognitive development.
The study, which was conducted by the University of Stanford, found that children who watched educational television with their parents had better spatial-temporal reasoning skills than those who did not watch TV with their parents. spatial-temporal reasoning is the ability to understand and remember relationships between objects in space and over time, and is important for mathematical and scientific skills.
Researchers believe that the interactive nature of watching TV with a parent may help children to better understand and remember what they are seeing. So, if you want to give your child a boost in their cognitive development, snuggle up on the couch and turn on some educational programming – it may just be the best decision you ever make.
A new study has suggested that watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development.
The research, which was carried out by the University of London, found that children who watched television with their parents had better language development than those who didn’t.
Lead researcher Dr. Pauline Horne said: “Our research has found that children who watch TV with their parents have better language development than those who don’t. This is because they are exposed to a wider range of words and ideas, and they have the opportunity to discuss what they have seen.”
Dr. Horne added that it was important for parents to choose programmes that were suitable for their child’s age group, and to avoid those that contained violence or adult content.
The study also found that children who watched TV with their parents were more likely to engage in creative activities such as drawing and playing with toys.
So if you’re looking for ways to help your child’s cognitive development, it might be worth turning on the television and spending some quality time together in front of the box.