Young Kids and Television

Why you’ll want to turn off the TV and computer if you have young children.

Young Kids and Television

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that children under two years of age avoid screen time like TV’s and computers.  That’s because babies and toddlers need to interact with their environment to help them reach important developmental milestones. Susan Linn, author of Consuming Kids elaborates on screen time and young children. “One of the major things that parents can do is to keep babies away from screen media because keeping them away allows young children the opportunity to play and to explore the world on their own. This is the way that children will learn to use their own resources and to develop resources. What’s going to happen is that we’re going to have a generation of children who cannot amuse themselves without being in front of a screen.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Susan Linn, author of Consuming Kids

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