Yesterday, I was discussing with my sister some of the children’s cartoons and nursery rhymes and their negative effects on a child’s behaviour and development. Then I recall the Peppa Pig cartoon that my children used to enjoy.
Watching cartoon programs had a significant impact on children’s behaviour. Changes were both negative and positive. The majority of children behave in the same way that they observe people performing activities on television and mimic them in their daily lives.
Almost 80% of the brain is formed by 3 years of age. Mental models are also strongly created at that time. The opportunities to copy what children see on television doubles at that stage and age.
So, it is up to us, to be their teachers, as well as the environment in which they live, to teach them to be better humans. Engaging with what children are watching on television may be a good way for parents to help their children learn more.
So, I’m referring to the well-known cartoon show “Peppa Pig.” It was clear that it was being watched at my house as well, and after two or three shows, I switched to another cartoon program. If it was also being watched at your house, you might understand why I’m talking so loudly.
This show has had tremendous success and incredible sales, but there is a lot of discussion about the quality of the characters for building children’s character. Additionally, design is not healthy for them.
According to the research, many of the issues seen in some children’s behaviour, such as tantrums, contempt, insolence, and disobedience, originate from toddler cartoons like “Peppa Pig.”
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Peppa and her younger brother George behaviour.
Peppa is rude to her parents, who are overly indulgent with her. Consider the scene in which Peppa and her brother George refuse to clean up her room.
Isn’t this a common occurrence? Do you have any idea how the parents reacted? They bribed their kids and then promptly forgot about it. Peppa and her brother later messed everything up again with the reward in hand. Isn’t it disgusting?
Peppa Pig is a character that gets away with being a misbehaving youngster because she is not disciplined. Making fat jokes about her dad is something she typically gets away with, which sends the incorrect message to kids.
According to the study, the main personality problems in Peppa are:
- Ignoring the opinion of the other
- Inappropriate behaviour
- Sick competition
- Lack of respect
- Superiority syndrome
Let’s pay more attention to the programs and content we offer our children. Not everything fashionable is of quality or serves for the education of our little ones.
This is my review of the Peppa pig cartoon. I will not criticize the series because I believe that it is up to the parents to decide what their children should be exposed to, but after discussing the issue with other parents, they all accepted that their children were exposed to the same behaviour.
The Peppa Pig cartoon, in my opinion, should not be the best influence for them during the training phase.
What’s your opinion? Do you allow your children to watch Peppa Pig? Do share your views in the comment section.
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