How much screen time should your kids be getting? While screens seem to be everywhere, and can play a important part in your child’s education and play time, there should be limits. Watch this video to learn about recommendations for screen time for kids, and how screen time can help with bonding

Read more about best practices for screen time in our blog post, What You Need to Know About Screen Time for Kids.

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It’s hard to keep screens away from your little one. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children have no screen time during the first 18 months.

While screens aren’t recommended for toddlers, they don’t have to be cut out altogether. An overuse of screens can cause issues with fitness, motor abilities, speech and language, and transitioning between activities. The AAP recommends screen time for toddlers is limited to 1 hour a day.

If you’re going to use screens, make the most of that time.

Tips to make screen time positive:

  • Do it together
  • Learn something new
  • Show your little ones pictures
  • Talk about what you’re looking at
  • Engage with your little one

You can’t avoid screens altogether, but you can regulate them!