Sometimes when parents are busy, they let their toddlers watch videos. Can this help their language development? It probably won’t hurt, but TV and videos are poor substitutes for a parent’s involvement. Watching TV is a passive activity. Activities such as speaking to your child, reading to her, and labeling objects are better ways to encourage language development.
Another way to keep your child focused and entertained is to involve them in cooking and food preparation. A great option instead of watching TV! Children under three love to learn how to do what the adults around them are doing. This is especially true when it comes to kitchen activities.