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Effects of TV on Children Sitting in school little Bob sits anxiously watching the clock The teacher is talking to the class but Bob just cant wait to get home When the bell finally rings he runs out of the classroom From the classroom Bob is on his normal sprint towards home After blasting in the house he runs to turn on the TV Having nothing more exciting to do Bob will sit in front of the television until his mom pulls him away for dinner This is an all to familiar scenario in many American homes today What many people dont realize are the problems that can develop from young children watching an extensive amount of TV Many emerging dilemmas are resulting from this concern When a young child with a maturing brain sits in front of the TV for several hours every day it can instigate loss of creativity impatience and violence farther along down the road The ability to be creative is an important factor in the development of a young childs mind By sitting down and watching TV for a couple hours the child is entertained but is not doing much thinking Information is spoon-fed to them so when it comes time to read a book in school some can have a hard time grasping ideas They are so used to having images flash before them to provide understanding With the TV in front of them supplying amusement they may never stop to think that putting a puzzle together or reading a book could also be fun They could actually become dependent on this one source of fantasy and never bother to create their own As the child grows older it is less likely to put effort into playing with other kids or taking up a hobby While
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