Electronic devices, reading, logic and the development of the child’s brain
According to research presented in the journal “JAMA Pediatrics”, one-year-old children who spend 2 hours a day in front of a TV screen, mobile phone, or other digital device may increase the risk of developmental delays by up to 61% in the following years. Delays primarily affect communication and problem-solving skills, as well as personal and social skills and motor skills.
According to scientists from Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University, nineteen-month-old children already use logical thinking to better cope with the uncertainty caused by the world around them before they learn to speak. This natural logic supports their learning process in language and other areas of knowledge. Meanwhile, according to scientists from, among others, the University of Cambridge, reading for pleasure in early childhood develops cognitive functions that positively affect mental health and educational achievements in adolescence. Children who read for pleasure have larger cortical areas in several brain regions significantly linked to cognitive function and mental health.
According to research by English and Dutch experts, stimulating the front parts of the brain using electrical noise stimulation can help people who have difficulties with learning mathematics. According to scientists, this discovery may include, among others, introducing a more personalized approach to education for a given person.