The negative impact of cartoons on children’s speech

The words that the child hears from the TV do not stimulate the desire to communicate as opposed to This is only possible with live speech. It is she who lays in the children’s brain the most valuable neural connections that form the skill of verbal communication.

If a child interacts only with a TV or tablet, he or she develops a communication deficit, a condition that slows down speech development.

And in this aspect, the greatest harm of cartoons is manifested for children under 3 years old (the age when the speech apparatus is most actively formed).

Moreover, the speech speed of cartoon characters is often higher than that of humans. Trying to imitate the characters, the baby will probably go astray and nervous. He will not be able to copy voices and intonations, express himself as eloquently as the characters do. He needs to communicate with peers who speak about the same as he does.

And further. Many cartoons cannot boast of lexical diversity: short, overly emotional, fragmentary phrases are not a very good role model. Their meaning is complemented by actions and facial expressions that are not always captured and correctly interpreted by young children. They are better off hearing meaningful, complete, and well-formed sentences. This is the only way to develop the skill of coherent speech.