Making Screen Time More Positive for Children
Due to a boom in technology advancement, this generation of children are having more screen time than ever before.
As quoted by the NHSGGC website: ‘In the UK children aged between 5‐16 years spend an average of 2-3 hours per day watching television, 1-3 hours on the internet, 1-2 hours playing video games and over an hour on mobile phones (not talk), a total of 6.3 hours of screen time per day.’
The covid pandemic has increased this further due to the lockdowns forcing us all into our homes to avoid social interaction and slow the spread of the virus. Children have spent more time than ever looking at a screen.
This leads us to ask the question: how can we make screen time healthier and more positive for children? Reducing screen time is the obvious place to start. By reducing the amount of time spent staring at a screen we can reduce stress and improve sleep.
The second positive change is to remove time wasting apps and instead use educational apps for children. Educational apps have a positive effect on children by encouraging them to learn in an engaging and interactive way.
The Zap Maths educational app delivers the entire maths curriculum to children in the form of games, conundrums, and tournaments. It meets each individual child at their level of knowledge and allows them to progress at their own pace picking up points and coins along the way to unlock further levels.
This blog was written by Hayley.
You can bring more engagement to your classroom using the Zap Maths app and allow your students to have fun while they learn.
Or you can encourage your students to download the Zap Maths app for home use to continue their progression at home.
Zap was created as a collaboration between Life Ninja Education and Multiply Music Group.