The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:
- Children under 2 should have no screen time (Research reality: these kids average of 2 hours per day)
- Children over the age of 2 should watch no more than 2 hours a day (Research reality: these kids average of 4 hours per day)
There are so many tantalizing new devices being developed for tots like the Vinci tablet. The description on Amazon is “VINCI is a new category of early learning systems exclusively designed for children ages 4 and under.” While it’s tempting to plug young kids into screens to keep them occupied, there are serious ramifications which are not immediately apparent.
You are responsible for setting limits on your children’s screen time. The Active Bodies, Active Mind website has more ideas for reducing screen time.