Does your child excel in Maths & yet struggles with English & creative writing in particular?
If so, you’re not alone.
In most cases the answer is simple- limit their screen time & encourage them to do something that stimulates their creativity.
So many articles online tell us of the dangers of too much screen time.
In the age of technology, screens have become ubiquitous, profoundly impacting how children interact with the world. While digital devices offer numerous educational benefits, excessive screen time can have detrimental consequences on the physical, mental, and social development of children. Excessive screen time has been linked to a concerning trend: a decline in creativity among children. Childhood is a crucial period for cognitive and social development. Excessive screen time can impede the development of important skills like communication, emotional intelligence, and empathy. It may hinder the ability to engage in face-to-face interactions, leading to difficulties in forming meaningful relationships later in life. Moreover, excessive exposure to screens can affect language development and concentration, hindering academic progress.
Screens primarily offer passive consumption of content, where children are recipients of information rather than active creators. Creative thinking thrives when children engage in activities that require them to invent, design, or solve problems. Excessive screen time, with its emphasis on passive consumption, limits opportunities for active creation, stifling the development of innovative thinking and problem-solving skills. Constant exposure to flashy graphics, fast-paced videos, and interactive apps can overstimulate a child’s brain. This overstimulation can lead to reduced attention spans and impatience, making it difficult for children to engage in activities that require sustained focus, like reading, drawing, or inventing stories. These activities are fundamental for nurturing creativity and imaginative thinking.
And how much is too much?
Less than 3 hours! Wow!
Affects emotional health.
Increases the chance of disruptive behaviour.
Limits your creativity.
No wonder so many children need help with English- for SATS & GCSE.