'Kids Aged 2-5 Need 2 Hrs Sleep'

Published: 22nd September 2014 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2014 06:12 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Appropriate intervention through proven teaching techniques and adequate attention are important to ensure all-round growth of children between 2-5 years of age, experts said during an interactive session with parents held recently.

During an Open Day programme organised by Ekya School on Kanakapura Road, experts said life skills such as social, emotional and physical skills are at play during the first 2-5 years of a child’s life.

“A child in this age group should ideally sleep by 8 pm for about 12 hours. There should be no TV or any such engagement with visual content in the bedroom. Otherwise the images that get registered may flash through while sleeping, reducing effectiveness of the sleep,” said Dr K R Bharath Kumar Reddy, a paediatric pulmonologist.

He added that parents should give children the right quantity and quality of attention.

“Many kids tend to socialise very less even with parents, as they spend more time with mobile phones, tablets and computers,” Reddy said.

More than 200 parents participated in the programme where they interacted with a psychologist, a pediatrician and a child safety expert.

Ekya Early Years Curriculum Specialist Ashika Thusu stressed that the focus of education should be on a holistic approach in discovering and nurturing the natural talent, intelligence and creativity of children.

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