How old were your children when they started watching TV? How many hours do they spend on screen-based activities such as watching videos on a smartphone/ laptop?
Infants and toddlers are the age group that must have little to no screen time at all. But, what is screen time?
Screen time is the amount of time spent on media devices such as TV, mobile phones, computers, tablets, etc. More and more parents turn to these technological devices to keep their children “pre-occupied”. This is to keep them from crying or from climbing up the furniture and so on.
But more recently, the American Academy of Paediatrics announced that children should have no exposure to media devices up to 2 years of age. Unfortunately, this is not happening today. Children, as young as 5-month-old, are already exposed to media devices for more than an hour on a daily basis.
So what does longer screen time actually do to your child? FIND OUT HERE!
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