Is Technology Scrambling My Baby’s Brain
Undoubtedly, the babies of today have more learning facilities than in the past. They are also provided with the best entertaining technology these days. In the early two years of its age, the baby’s learning ability is faster than in the later years of its life. Babies in the early years of their lives learn a language more quickly than adults do. Screen of all kinds attracts babies and they learn a lot without any doubt. The other technologies in the form of toys also become a great source of pleasure and learning for babies.
Parental Affection VS Technology
No doubt the technology can entertain your baby well and also your baby becomes active and clever under the influence of technology. However, a baby has two choices; it can remain under the influence of technology or it can learn under the influence of parental affection.
What does technology teach a baby?
The word technology comprises a variety of things including electronic gadgets and toys and many other machines. Most mothers part themselves from their babies by putting them in front of a screen including a TV screen, computer screen, or smartphone screen. The baby is innocent; it gets attracted to the colorful moving objects on the screen and gets deeply involved in the screen thereafter. With time babies get addicted to the screen. Despite you showing great affection to your baby but the screen addiction cannot be ridden off by the baby.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Learning from Screen
Once a baby gets addicted to a screen, it has a positive as well as a negative impact on the baby’s brain.
The Positive Impact
Facing the screen regularly, a baby develops its understanding of animals, colors, and even numbers to some extent. Also, the rhymes calm the baby’s brain. A baby stays relaxed watching a cartoon and with time it starts understanding their activities. In a short time, a baby starts identifying similar things in the environment that it has seen in the cartoon. Technology prepares a baby to handle the classroom situation. A baby feels familiar with the things in the classroom after getting admitted to the school. The audio-visual aid provided in the classroom is not new to the baby indeed. Having provided the baby with technology helps you build self-confidence in the classroom environment.
The Negative Impact
Technology has also a negative impact on the baby’s brain. All the cartoons are not sophisticated. Many of the cartoons promote aggression in the baby. A baby learns to fight with others under the influence of aggressive cartoons. Having occupied the screen most of the time, a baby becomes possessive. It does not share things with others. A selfish behavior in a baby develops with time. Such a baby groomed under the screen’s influence stays parted from friends, siblings, and parents. The nice feelings for the other cannot develop in the heart of a baby staying in the company of technology. The mechanical habits develop in the kids that remain under the influence of the machines.
The Parental Love for a Baby
The mother’s lap is the first school of a baby. It starts learning from the mother; it is the reason, the first language of a person is called the mother tongue. A person even thinks in one’s mother tongue. The love existing between a mother and a baby gets stronger and stronger with time when both stay close to each other. Undoubtedly, a mother has great love in her heart for her baby; with time the love in the heart of the baby also takes roots under the influence of its mother. The father also plays a great part in the development of a baby’s life. Holding its finger, a father gives confidence to a baby to stand up and walk on foot. In the company of the mother, a baby learns how to be social. The mother teaches the baby how to share things with siblings and friends. Also, a baby learns how to behave with elders in a sophisticated way. The cordial relationship between a baby and the mother gets stronger day by day. the baby shares its feelings, pains and even success with the mother and father with the strong faith that it will be helped responded or appreciated the way it expects from them.
Technology cannot be a substitute for parental love
Technology certainly develops the learning ability of a baby; however, it cannot develop the noble feelings in a baby to become loving, sharing, and caring among its siblings and friend. The parental affection develops nobility in a baby.
The baby learns a lot being under the influence of technology; however, the technology cannot develop noble feelings in a baby. The noble feelings in a baby develop through parental love and affection.