• 10Feb

    Nannies Upset by Children Playing Video Games

    Girl Gamers

    When there is a problem with kids the first thought is often to blame is video games. And that’s exactly what a recent survey is showing from Nannies4hire.com. A survey they conducted, showed that children with a nanny are less plugged into computers, iPods, and video games.

    A recent study from Kaiser Family Foundation showed that children ages 8-18 spend about 7.5 hours a day with various media. Nannies4Hire.com survey shows that number is reduced to 1.6 hours a day when there’s a nanny around.

    Candi Wingate, the founder of Nannies4hire.com believes the difference is with the qualities a nanny brings to a family, “The number one goal of a nanny is the health and happiness of the child they supervise. They are not paid to watch a child whittle away the day with video games; they are paid to contribute to emotional, intellectual and physical well-being of the children in their care,” states Wingate.

    “Nannies interact with the children in their care, taking them outside whenever possible and engaging their minds in much more than the mindless activity of watching TV or playing on the computer,” Wingate continues.

    Sure it could be nannies, but my bet is that if the parent was an active participant, they’d see the same result.

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GamingAngel
GamingAngel

hmm that's hardly a comment by Candi and more of a placement of the Press release.

I think there are more and more games that are age appropriate and help with a variety of skills such as math, reading comprehension, etc. The issue is always when games is used in excess. Meaning the parents aren't parenting and they aren't monitoring what their child is doing either online or in games.

xCHICKAMUNGUSx
xCHICKAMUNGUSx

Well, I wouldn't call it mindless -depending on the game of course- especially since they're titles out there for kids to hone their learning skills.

Candi
Candi

When deciding whether to hire a nanny to care for their children, American families now have a new statistic to consider: how much time their children spend plugged into media. Children with a nanny are less plugged into computers, iPods and video games than the national average. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports average use of media by children ages 8-18 is about 7.5 hours a day. Nannies4hire.com subsequently conducted a study with nannies and babysitters registered with the online database service. In a survey of 1,000 caregivers, children ages 8-18 are only spending 1.6 hours a day on computers, watching TV, listening to music on iPods or mp3 players, and playing video games. Thus, children with nannies spend almost 6 hours less on a daily basis being glued to a computer, television, or gaming screen or otherwise engaged in solitary, sedentary techno-activity....When deciding whether to hire a nanny to care for their children, American families now have a new statistic to consider: how much time their children spend plugged into media. Children with a nanny are less plugged into computers, iPods and video games than the national average. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation reports average use of media by children ages 8-18 is about 7.5 hours a day. Nannies4hire.com subsequently conducted a study with nannies and babysitters registered with the online database service. In a survey of 1,000 caregivers, children ages 8-18 are only spending 1.6 hours a day on computers, watching TV, listening to music on iPods or mp3 players, and playing video games. Thus, children with nannies spend almost 6 hours less on a daily basis being glued to a computer, television, or gaming screen or otherwise engaged in solitary, sedentary techno-activity... http://blog.nannies4hire.com/nannies-benefit-kids%e2%80%99-activity-level/334

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