The Right Amount Of Computer Time

The Right Amount Of Computer Time
In a​ country that settles each night in​ front of​ the​ television,​ it​ just seems strange that more and more people are finding the​ allure of​ the​ computer screen sometimes more important .​
There is​ no doubt that children do as​ their parents do .​
They enjoy exploring the​ vast world of​ the​ Internet .​
They are excited to​ get that new computer game .​
But,​ how much time in​ front of​ the​ computer screen is​ the​ right amount of​ time?
There is​ no doubt going to​ be a​ number of​ people that come out and say that children are spending far too much time in​ front of​ the​ computer .​
They may end up telling us that their eyes will go back or​ something .​
Regardless of​ what they will say,​ we​ know now that it​ is​ important to​ limit the​ amount of​ time children use the​ computer .​
We know this because we​ know that it​ just makes sense that children who play on​ the​ computer too much loose the​ physical aspects of​ life along with the​ elements of​ pretend play that actually teach them quite a​ bit.
As parents,​ it​ is​ up to​ us to​ limit what the​ child is​ doing .​
It is​ up to​ us to​ provide for them something worthwhile to​ do while they are on​ the​ web as​ well .​
In this,​ we​ mean that you,​ Mom or​ Dad,​ need to​ commit to​ knowing which games they are playing and which websites they plan to​ visit .​
Here's a​ great way to​ limit what they are actually doing.
Instead of​ allowing them to​ surf and end up on​ some bad website out there,​ go ahead and download a​ game or​ two for them .​
Games that are available on​ the​ web are fun,​ but when the​ parent gets to​ do the​ picking,​ they can be fun and educational at​ the​ same time .​
Does your child need math help? Then go ahead and give them a​ fun math game that teaches what they need in​ an​ easy to​ get along with manner .​
This can be done for a​ number of​ subjects like spelling,​ science,​ history and language .​
By giving them a​ computer game like these,​ they can make their computer time,​ well,​ worth it​ in​ your eyes.
You would be surprised by how many parents simply say,​ Yes,​ you can play on​ the​ internet .​
Many of​ them do not know what their child is​ doing let alone know that he or​ she is​ playing an​ educational game! Yeah right! Most kids are going to​ find and play a​ game that interests them with flashing colors and graphics .​
That doesn't mean that they won't like games that don't provide this element .​
But,​ the​ websites they tend to​ visit are full of​ advertisements that lure them in​ .​
Your job is​ to​ point them in​ the​ right direction.
So,​ back to​ our question; how much is​ the​ right amount of​ time for computer time for your child? Well,​ inside that question is​ the​ word,​ your and that means that it​ is​ at​ your discretion that you should consider their need .​
Balance their day with physical,​ emotional,​ pretend and all those other important educational elements then add in​ a​ little time for computer play .​
Believe it​ or​ not,​ they are building skills that they will need later in​ life too.

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