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- 09/10/2018 at 4:40 am in reply to: Under 5’s Watching More Online Video Than Ever Before #19254Phil ScollenParticipant
My son is 3 in a week and watches video’s on his tablet, it is becoming more of a daily basis now but he watches a variety of things such as dinosaur songs and educational video’s such as counting etc. (he used to watch paw patrol on mine to start with). He basically loves anything that has dinosaurs or animals in so its a good way of keeping him occupied during more settled times of the day (mornings or after lunch).
I don’t see any harm in it, really I can’t see any difference between that and putting kids in front of the TV, it just holds their focus a bit more than having the TV on in the background. As long as they have a parental lock and you can keep an eye on what they are watching!Phil ScollenParticipant
Can’t say our methods are in any way perfect, I think it depends on their mood at any given time; but we found using timeouts for bad behaviour, and a sticker chart with specific ‘good behaviour’s’ (for example tidying up toys or behaving on a trip to the shops) helped with keeping discipline. we give a set target of stickers per day/week which if hit my son gets rewarded with a special treat, which was normally a toy car or something like that (nothing expensive, but specifically related to whatever his main interest is at the time) and made the chart a focal point throughout the day.
It may not always work but if you are looking for ideas it may be worth a try, good luck with whatever method you choose, I’m sure there are many out there that will help!