Paper: An Analysis of the Children Behavior During the Early Childhood

Children Behavior Childhood is the age of learning most things. During early childhood, children learn things by observing. In the first few year of a child's life, he is very impressionable. They always try to imitate those they associate with. Many factor affect children's behavior, including media, especially TV. Amongst media, television is of a major concern. The introduction of television to America forever affected the society and still affects the society at present time. Between the ages of 1-5, one easy access to entertainment is television. When children watch TV programs, they copy the actions and morals of those programs. We all are familiar with the WTC towers tragedy. On that day in the evening, my nephew had built a tower by Lego. He took a toy plane and tried to hit that toy tower showing me that it will fall. Because he had watched news on TV. Whether it is something morally sound or something criminally sound, children take in everything they watch on TV. For example, my nephew watches TV at least six hours a day and tries to imitate most of things. Up to age 2, He spoke our native language. When he became 3 years old, and started to speak our native language including some English. | believe that he has no direct access to learn English other then from a TV. He always prefers to watch programs like Barney, Arthur, and Teletubbies. | thought that educational programs might increase the vocabulary of the children. Another example | would like to talk about is, after watching those TV programs, he is able to know that we stop a car before a stop sign and look for a car before crossing a road. TV programs may also negatively influence children, and it is seen in their behavior later on. "One killed and many injured in gun shooting"- news is very common in the United States. This type of thing happens because of the fact that a considerable amount of violence is portrayed in television. For example, my nephew points a gun (toy) towards me after watching such a TV show. | often observe small children playing outside my apartment complex. Wrestling is one of their games. They fight each other like wrestlers. So, it shows that they are really influenced by watching wrestling on TV and try to imitate that. The TV can be a teacher, a friend, a source of knowledge and information, but has a negative effect on children. But one thing is for certain and that is TV does have an effect on children. ...