The American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013 released guidelines on screen time, advising against any screen time for children under the age of two years. Beyond age two, AAP recommends limiting screen time to one-to-two hours a day.
It’s Never Too Early To Start a Good Habit
Limits on screen time should begin as early as 5 years of age, and probably even earlier. This makes sense–toddlers and preschoolers are naturally curious, on-the-move creatures!When we use the TV or other screens to entertain them, we are training them to be sedentary.
Puzzles and other hands-on toys that have long been mainstays of children’s play are still best at teaching some skills needed for success, according to a research review.