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Five rules of family film viewing

Who knows everything about sight and health of eyes? Of course, doctors, and also those who create and release animated films and family movies for our children. Film company “Twentieth Century Fox“ in common with experts in children`s health developed 5 rules for mothers and fathers who will help to organize house film viewing without harm for sight and healthy development of your kids.

Rule 1. It is no more than one animated cartoon in day. we will not deceive ourselves - in many families the TV works on a mnoga of hours in a row that affects children`s sight most ruinously. Meanwhile, in the first years of life kids have an active development of visual system, and the TV exerts considerable impact on this process.

is Told by the children`s ophthalmologist and mother of two children Natalya Lokshina: “During this period can lead excessive loads of eyes to serious problems with sight, and therefore experts do not advise at all to organize telesessions to children is more junior than two years. Then time of stay of the child in front of the screen can be increased gradually, since 20 - 30 minutes a day. It is considered to be that optimum time of viewing of video for the senior preschool children makes about an hour, and in any case, inadmissibly to allow kids to watch more than one full-length animated cartoon in a day. For younger school students duration of “film session“ can be doubled, but during viewing it is necessary to arrange at least one 15 - a minute break“ .

Rule 2. Create the correct conditions for viewing. Should not watch TV in completely darkened room as too sharp differences of brightness quickly cause visual exhaustion in children. If there is opportunity, watch animated cartoons in the afternoon or in the evening in well lit room.

not less than 2,5 - 3 meters, on a sofa or a chair with the vertical back serving as a support for a backbone are important to put the child directly in front of the screen, at distance. Do not accustom the child to eat in front of the TV, and try to avoid breaks on having a snack.

Rule 3. You watch quality of the image. In the dosed quantities viewing of animated films, certainly, promotes healthy development of the child. At a lack of various visual feelings the child can have an ambliopiya, that is a delay in development of the visual analyzer. In this sense it is important that the image on the screen was accurate, free from the irritating blinking and other defects. It is impossible to assume that acquaintance to cinema for the little audience was saddened by faded paints and indistinct silhouettes - ordinary satellites of counterfeit DVD - disks and video files of a doubtful origin. It is very important that on the television screen kids saw the favourite characters such with what remembered them in sessions at movie theater - bright, live, bearing pleasure and kindness.

is Commented by the specialist of laboratory of psychology of creativity of Institute of psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the candidate of psychological sciences Alexey Alekseevich Medyntsev: “Is clear that the low-quality image has an adverse effect on a condition of our visual system - from - for it eyesight is simply damaged. However if for the adult the result of such deterioration, eventually, is reduced to purchase of points, then for the child restriction of opportunities of sight negatively affects all its development. Long ago it is noted that defect of any one sense organ can not cause the isolated “shutdown“ of this function, but leads to a number of psychophysiological deviations.
In particular, at children with sight violations psychologists note noticeable delays in the general development. They form the grown poor visions, processes of training in comparison with normal children are slowed down as violation of sight leaves a mark on formation of attention. Badly seeing children possess bigger emotionality and uneasiness. All these factors considerably complicate adaptation of kids to full-fledged life and demand obligatory intervention from specialized psychologists and teachers.
In a word, on the place of parents I would not begin to risk mental development of the child and to allow it to watch the movies or transfers capable to spoil sight“

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Rule 4. Choose kind animated films. Animated films positively influence development of imagination, the imagination and the emotional sphere of the child. It is very important to watch what animated cartoons are watched by your child: characters have to be different (naughty, restless, quiet), but not to bear aggression, to worry not only positive, but also negative emotions, to teach friendship, mutual aid and the correct acts.

Rule 5. You watch animated films together. Nothing so unites as joint pastime! As children react to viewing of animated films more actively, than adults, it is very important to maintain their enthusiasm. The child should have an opportunity to share the experiences with someone. During viewing of DVD and later talk to the kid about characters, together draw heroes of an animated cartoon or think up a separate story about heroes and play it. Besides, viewing of animated films together with the child gives the chance to explain to him, “that it is good and that it is bad“.

Observe how your child reacts to change of the picture, songs in animated films, ridiculous and frightening episodes - next time to choose the correct movie for family viewing!

Remember that only the real disks will deliver you and your children a true pleasure from a meeting with favourite characters.