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Children and Screen Time


Children and Screen Time

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The American Academy of Pediatrics, their recommendations would be to limit that screen time to 1 or 2 hours per day. So, that includes I-pads, I-phones, computer time, video games, all of those things. They found that anything beyond that is associated with a lot of things: poor school performance, obesity, diabetes, behavior issues, all of those things.

​So, 1 to 2 hours at most per day. Try to have your child have at least 1 hour of physical activity per day. It does not have to be all at one time, or a strenuous exercise, but just at least 1 hour per day where they are up, active, running around, doing something physical. Those two things together will kind of help you have a healthier balance if you keep those two numbers in mind.​

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child's screen time should be limited to 1 to 2 hours per day. Learn why excessive screen time can cause problems in the development of your child.​