Screen Free Kids

How much TV is too much for kids?
Screen Free Kids

Screen Free Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents monitor their child’s “media diet” and place limits on the amount of time spent in front of screens. In addition, the AAP recommends 0 screen time for any child under the age of 2. For more information, please refer to their article: http://bit.ly/1WArw6v.

Screen free week is celebrated nationally usually on the 1st week of May. This year it was celebrated on May 2nd-8th 2016. We have bilingual “Lee the Bee, Turn off the TV” books available by Shalini Singh Anand (contact FIRST 5 for more information),  and we have the following documents available for download:

Downloadable Documents:

Research tells us that too much TV results in obesity; inadequate brain development; out-of-control behavior; short attention span; and, when children get older, low grades and a tendency to misuse alcohol and drugs. Our goal is to make sure that fewer local children suffer these consequences.

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commonSensebuttonIf parents, caregivers or grandparents would like to have an app in their hands to check out ratings for various books, video games, and movies, try the Common Sense Media App. Download it from the “App Store” for Apple products or for Android systems use “Google Play”.