Parents these days are strapped for time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want what is best for their children. Busy parents can still offer their babies an early advantage in learning to read without spending a lot of time or money.
With more and more focus being put on babies that are learning to read, other parents don’t want their children to be left behind. So how can a busy parent give their baby this necessary life skill and still get through their daily to do list?
Most babies are naturally attracted to television. Studies reveal that by first grade, children have been exposed to over 5,000 hours of television. This is a lot of television viewing, and how many of these hours were of valuable content? It is hard to say. Parents can capitalize on babies’ natural attraction to the television while incorporating quality programming.
For a small investment, parents can control the programming their babies watch. There are several companies that produce videos that teach babies to read. The benefit of these videos is twofold. Babies are occupied for half an hour while the parents are able to accomplish some necessary tasks, and baby is learning skills such as learning to read.
Educational videos don’t have to be dry and boring and many are very interactive and fun for babies to watch. By viewing one or two videos a day, babies will be gaining skills that are necessary for advancement in school.
If children are going to view as much as 5,000 hours of television, let’s make it quality programming.