The brain grows at an amazing rate during development. At times during brain development, 250,000 neurons are added every minute! At birth, almost all the neurons that the brain will ever have are present. However, the brain continues to grow for a few years after birth. By the age of two years old, the brain is about 80% of the adult size (1).
Toddlers love to run and jump and getting both feet to leave the ground at once is harder than most of us remember. So jumping in “muddy puddles” like Peppa Pig is a fun way for kids of that age to learn and practice this skill.
The problem is that a two year old can’t distinguish what is real and pretend. My two year old daughter is a fan of the cheeky little cartoon character and her little brother George. It is difficult to explain to my daughter that Peppa is only a fictional character and just pretending to be naughty, cheeky, disrespectful and likes to eat “chocolate cake”. Not to mention the fact that George says “Yuck” to vegetables and only wants to eat chocolate cake too. Never mind expressions such as “so boring” and “blah blah blah” when you speak.
I wonder shall I ban Peppa Pig, or is that being totally unreasonable.