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The Little Gym /
Posted 1 year ago

In this day and age, it is impossible for children not to be exposed to screen time. From tablets, phones, computers, and television, technology is everywhere. But how much screen time, if any, is appropriate for young children? According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, “Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. A child's brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.” As easy and tempting as it may be to place your child in front of a screen when you need a break, there is no evidence that electronic media has developmental benefits. Instead, put the electronics away and offer your child non-electronic fun formats such as books, board games, and active play. These alternatives to screen time allow your child to develop their imagination and creative thinking. Taking an “electronic diet” doesn’t need to be gruelling, but rather an experiment to see the developmental benefits of limiting screen time now and in the long run. Looking for a kick start on your kids' "electronic diet"? Join us in our FREE Introductory Class! Book your slot via the link in our bio.

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