About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Kids may Not Develop Good Language Skills If They Watch DVDs During Long Car Journeys

by Savitha C Muppala on August 3, 2010 at 5:44 PM
Font : A-A+

 Kids may Not Develop Good Language Skills If They Watch DVDs During Long Car Journeys

A Government's communications adviser has issued a warning that watching DVDs and video games during long car journeys could hamper children's language skills.

Jean Gross called on parents to play traditional family games such as I-Spy instead of relying on screen technology to stave off the inevitable calls of 'Are we there yet?'


Middle-class children were most at risk of missing out because they were more likely to be handed expensive gadgets such as an in-car DVD player, Nintendo DS or iPod touch, warned Gross.

"I remember we did spotting games in the car, but with the Nintendo DS and other handheld video games it's going to be more affluent parents whose children have problems learning to speak, not just those from poorer homes who have less exposure to a wide range of language," the Daily Mail quoted Gross as saying.

"Children develop in close contact with adults. This is your chance to double their vocabulary," she added.

Studies have suggested that it can also help them succeed in the workplace and in relationships, said Gross.

'There is a strong link between communication and the ability to form relationships and get through life smoothly,' she said.

"It's about having a choice of register and knowing the appropriate language to use in different contexts," she added.

Source: ANI


Recommended Reading

Latest Child Health News

E-Coli: The Culprit of Childhood Diarrhea
Global menace of diarrhea outbreaks in children and travelers are confirmed by a new study.
Anesthesia Drug Beneficial for Treating Brain Injury in Children
Researchers are studying the effect of ketamine in a large study to identify possible treatment for traumatic brain injury.
Is There a Link Between Pediatric Hepatitis and Common Childhood Viruses?
In kids the clusters of acute severe hepatitis are diminished, but researchers stress parents to pay attention to children's personal hygiene to keep the liver disease away.
 Movement Analysis in Infancy may be Useful for Autism Diagnosis
New study findings advance the understanding of the neural organization of infants' basic visual processing, and its role in the development of autism.
 List of Do's and Don'ts for Vaccination in Infants
What precautions should be taken after vaccination in newborn? Check out some essential dos and don'ts of vaccinating to make informed decisions about their health.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Kids may Not Develop Good Language Skills If They Watch DVDs During Long Car Journeys Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests