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"SpongeBob" is bad for children

September 21 2011

"SpongeBob" is bad for children. Viewing cartoons like "SpongeBob" that come at a rapid pace, violates the child's ability to concentrate and to temporarily reduce their mental abilities, say psychologists. Tests showed that 4-year-olds who watched a few minutes of this popular series, less able to solve puzzles and less concentrated than the children who watched less dynamic animation.

The reason is likely that children mimic the chaotic behavior of animated characters. Also, rapid and illogical video can bring their children to excessive excitement, writes "Rosbalt" . "These cartoons can affect a child's ability to learn and control their behavior, because children learn how to behave, along with how to actually learn. At school they have to behave properly, but it requires a certain amount of executive functions" - Angelina Lillard explained of the University of Virginia, who conducted the experiment.

Psychologists advise parents more cautious approach to the selection of programs for children. Ideally, the cartoon is to replace the board games or games in the fresh air, transfers " ITV Television . " For a child it would be good to pick up a hobby - it can be a design or music, because such activities develop fine motor skills a child has a positive effect on the brain.

Incidentally, the cartoon "SpongeBob", popular not only among children but among adults has previously been criticized for questionable humor and encouragement of homosexual relations, in terms of Evangelicals, said "" .

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