screen time

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4:26 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much For Kids?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours of screen time a day for children over the age of two.
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At every well-child visit SLUCare pediatrician Matt Broom conducts, he asks two questions. First he asks about the amount of time the child spends in front of screens each day. Then he asks whether or not the child has a television and Internet connectivity in his or her bedroom.

The goal, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is to keep screen time in communal areas and limit screen time to two hours a day. For children under the age of two, the Academy recommends no screen time at all.

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