there Are these children, the romp of the morning until late in the Grass, in between, a bit of cuddling and building blocks to stack? In the evening, the brushed wind-ruffled hair, glide, happy and prompt, into the untroubled sleep? The Wake up full of Exuberance, because it's out there, Yes, so much to discover there: sheets, pictures, books, ball games? What sounds for many residents of the Western civilization rather nostalgic, declared the world health organization, WHO, just as the ideal state. For the first time the authority has issued official recommendations on how the everyday life of small children should look like.
The optimal day of under five years is therefore largely free of screens of all kinds. at the Earliest age of two, children should have access to televisions and Smartphones – is limited to a maximum of one hour a day.
The WHO follow with their limit values, among others, the national guidelines issued by canadian scientists. This had based its assessment that the souped-up, often with a lot of effort on children's suitability trimmed programs to the digital media provide fewer learning experiences than old-fashioned picture books or games, but it is very seductive. Also, the WHO Directive holds Puzzles, Paint, or stories-Listen in for valuable as the consumption of electronic media. Basically, the WHO want to limit experts, however, any type of sedentary work.
car seats, strollers, slings: a maximum of an hour
This is especially true for Seating, in which children are strapped in or otherwise into your movements: car seats, strollers, high chairs and slings are limited and should be used only after the assessment of the authority, never longer than an hour. Children can move as freely as possible, had better Health, it means something nebulous in the grounds.
About physical exercise the WHO guideline: The more said, the better. Babies should spend at least 30 minutes of your waking time on the belly, because this will probably encourage the development of motor skills. Once you can move forward, they should be allowed the urge to do this as often as possible to give in. For all children over one year and a minimum of three hours of recommended physical activity per day. Including the authors, understand everything between the normal to Run up to the breathtaking race.
Also, for the sleep, the experts provide exact values. In the first three months of the Little ones should be sleeping a total of 14 to 17 hours a day, in the following nine months, twelve to 16 hours. For One - and two-year-old, a bed rest is recommended for eleven to 14 hours, in the following two years ten to 13 hours are sufficient.
The authors of all these recommendations primarily concerned with the prevention of Obesity, the earliest possible start should be justified. The combination of a lot of movement, little screen time and adequate sleep appears to be promising. For example, there is evidence that too little sleep can lead to inertia and, thus, to Obesity. However, daily, extensive movement seems to be associated with a lower risk for too many pounds to be associated. Studies also suggest that exercise and good sleep can affect motor, cognitive and psychological development of children positively.
implementation is not always easy
Overall, however, the quality of the evidence for recommendations is in this age group is very low, giving the WHO. The safest advice that can not justify that much movement is detrimental to healthy children at least.
the implementation of The recommendations sets time, Leisure and tenacity advance to make matters worse, the experts have not taken into account really, of how acceptable and feasible recommendations for the many different parents of this world. The implementation of the guideline values requires safe environments, adequate climatic conditions and appropriate cultural norms. She needs time, Time, tenacity, and about which not everyone has.
in some places have to wear women of their small children for long periods of time on the back, to be able to at the same time a work. And even with a lot of time blessed parents experience, again and again, you offer a valuable educational book about water cycles to look at, it fails colossally, if at the same time high-pitched cartoon characters romp across the screen. Specific tips or health policy measures that could support parents in the promotion of physical activity, not to mention the authors of the guideline.
More to the guidelines of the WHO you can find here.
Created: 25.04.2019, 14:30 PM