Aug 28, 2018
Doing any kind of activity in front of a screen, including watching TV, playing video games, or working on a computer, tablet or smartphone is screen time. According to the National Institutes of Health, many children in the U.S. spend five to seven hours a day in front of all types of screens – far above the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of no more than two hours each day – and no screen time for kids younger than 2 and no more than two hours of screen time a day for kids older than 2. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says the research shows human interaction is what’s essential for infants and toddlers.
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