TV often takes the place of interactive experiences essential for children’s physical and emotional health. With the average American child watching a staggering 20 to 30 hours of television per week, not including time spent watching movies, playing video games, or using the computer, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children younger than two years of age do not watch TV and older children no more than one to two hours per day of quality screen time. It’s all about the advantages of better balance.
Research continues to show screen technology impacts a child’s brain development, schoolwork, ability to concentrate, eating/sleeping habits even socialization and relationships.
This You Tube presentation is a fascinating, easy-to-understand explanation by Dr. Christakis about his research discoveries on children and TV time. So, be sure to click here when you’ve got 16 minutes of time to be totally amazed and full of a-ha’s!