Tips for Reducing Kids’ Television Habits


Where do your children spend their free time? Relax on the sofa while I turn on the television. Right? TV has become a crucial component of most people’s daily lives. Turning off the TV for a day can reveal just how much spare time you have. The question then becomes, “But what would the kids do then?” How about a day without the television? Here are some ideas.

Take up reading

Without question, reading is the most productive hobby. Kids today are not encouraged to play outside, sadly. An infinite number of books are out there, from fiction to poetry to biography. Find novels that they will enjoy and stuff their shelves with them. They can also borrow copies from friends and family or visit a library. Coffee and a good book may be found at many bookstores. Making book recommendations to one another can become a fun family activity. Share your thoughts and opinions on the novels you’ve both read. A lively debate on the merits of a book is the perfect way to liven up a meal.

Children learn about different cultures and peoples worldwide by reading books. The mind is enriched by exposure to new ideas and experiences. Not even mention the increased efficacy of grammar. You may constantly encourage the youth to broaden their minds and learn about other topics.

The aesthetics

It’s never too early to cultivate a child’s natural artistic talent. Artistic skills, honed with such commitment, are often abandoned amid the hectic routine. Teach your kids everything you can. Think back on the delicate brushwork you perfected, the beat of the Hawaiian guitar that was so dear to you, the rising and falling of the notes in the Carnatic music that seemed to course through your veins. If not, you can enroll in one of the many available DSC01393 courses. Whatever inspires them, be it art, music, dance, or fashion design.

Conundrums and mental gymnastics

Research shows brain cells die off if they aren’t constantly being used. A rigorous exercise plan is crucial for a healthy body, and so is a daily mental workout. Get your hands on some puzzles and brain teasers and challenge your kid’s mind. It could appear difficult, so it’s best to first work on more superficial issues. Raise the difficulty as their brain adapts to the challenge. Anagrams, Sudoku, crosswords, word problems, numerical difficulties, jigsaw puzzles, etc., are all fair game. Concentration and persistence are two more skills that can be honed with puzzles. The competitive nature of family members can only be suitable for everyone. You may keep score and have a winner each week.

Free Time: Playtime

Do you recall saving your card games until the summer? What a great time we had! Court-peace, bridge, sweep, rummy, bluff, memory, etc., are just a few card games. It’s a fun and effective way to teach kids about planning and memory improvement. Improve your vocabulary with the help of these fun games. These days, you can find a wide variety of various board games to play. Playing these games can help improve your skills in a variety of areas, including financial management (Business), planning and memory (Scotland Yard), creative expression (Pictionary), and vocabulary (What’s the Good Word, Scrabble, or Countdown). Infinite examples may be given.

Making amends

According to Hindu thought, we owe a debt to the universe for the countless benefits we receive the moment we enter it. We thank farmers for providing us with food, inventors for their innovations, and parents for providing us with a solid foundation. We owe it to the community from which we have benefited so much to give something back. We can now see that this vitally essential topic is not being taught in schools. Giving away your extra stuff to those in need is a simple approach to teaching your kids the value of helping others. Numerous nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) maintain clothing and footwear collections for needy people following disasters. Create a routine out of this journey. Our society is in dire need of a maintained clean movement that targets all public spaces. A helping hand can be extended, and the debt can be repaid. The children are setting an example for others by assisting those in need.


In today’s fast-paced society, we are rapidly losing touch with loved ones, acquaintances, and adversaries alike. Not to mention Facebook chats. Restoring these strained relationships might be as simple as redirecting the kids’ TV time. Allow them to rediscover the ethereal beauty of the written word. Instruct children to compose thoughtful letters to loved ones. Spend money on lovely stationery and writing implements.

Go on a trip

We’ve been here for years but still haven’t explored all the city’s must-see attractions. Numerous gardens, temples, and other religious buildings attract tens of thousands of visitors yearly to the city. Gather your loved ones in the car and head to the nearest fort. Learn as much as possible from the tour leader and share what you’ve learned with the next generation.

Cultural scavenger

The other kinds of artistic expression are dwindling in our fast-paced age. What else compares to the magic of a live music or dance performance? It’s one thing to watch these things on TV, but it’s another to be there in person and feel the positive effects. Get your family tickets to one of these shows to experience the culture firsthand. Introduce them to the subtleties of a painter’s brushwork by taking them to an art gallery.

Become a plant expert.

The joy of planting seeds and seeing them grow is unparalleled. If you don’t have a yard, use containers. Allow the children to grow and enjoy their herbs and flowers. Creating a pizza garden is a fun concept. It’s a massive hit with the young ones. Produce all the ingredients for a delectable pizza, such as tomatoes, onions, and herbs. Make a delicious pizza with your homegrown vegetables as soon as possible.

Homemade creations

Creating something new as a family is the best kind of fun. Engage the young people in a project and see the magic unfold before your eyes. It could be anything from constructing a cupboard to painting a room, sewing a quilt, arranging furniture, or even putting up a computer. The good times will come if you’re ambitious and innovative.

Join the natural world.

We have become so accustomed to the fast-paced, urban environment that we have forgotten how to appreciate the simple pleasures of nature. Get the youngsters out of the house and on a long drive along a tree-lined route. Equally stimulating would be a walk in the woods. Take in the beauty of a flower garden and inhale the intoxicating aroma. See the many varieties of flowering plants during a flower display.

How fresh are these concepts? Not at all! BT, that was the entertainment of choice. Just what is BT, anyway? In the days before TV.

Sia Mitra has been a freelance writer and blogger for over ten years. She has been published in numerous periodicals, including Femina, Prevention, Complete Well-Being, Child, Mother & Baby, Parent & Child, and Women’s Era.

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