As my daughter gets older, I’m discovering more and more screen free activities for toddlers! I wrote one of these posts several months ago of screen free activities for younger toddlers. I also explained my personal reasons for needing a break from the screens in our home.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, screen-time should be very limited for all children. They believe that children under 2 years of age shouldn’t have ANY screen time unless it’s videochatting. From ages 2 to 5, they say to limit it to one hour of “educational” television per day. Though the rules and regulations have been addressed, I personally find this to be an unrealistic expectation in today’s society.